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DOJ adds prosecutors to fight S.D. Indian Country crime

Published 05/25/2010, Associated Press

Marwin Smith has no good way of knowing whether criminals on a South Dakota reservation are repeat offenders, whether they might have a history of domestic abuse or other violence. As the attorney general for the Oglala Sioux, he estimates the 44 tribal officers on the Pine Ridge Reservation make about 22,000 arrests each year, with gangs being a significant part of that number.

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