Case on Authority of Tribal Police to Detain Off-Reservation

The Washington Supreme Court may soon decide whether tribal police (in this case, of the Lummi Tribe) have authority to detain non-Indians off the reservation, where the tribal police have engaged in hot pursuit of the non-Indian suspect (in this case, a drunk driver). The relevant precedent is State v. Schmuck. Here are the briefs in Washington v. Eriksen:

Eriksen Opening Brief

State Response Brief

Eriksen Reply Brief

Lummi Nation Amicus Brief

The case is on direct appeal from the trial court.

Eriksen Petition for Discretionary Review

Answer to Motion for Discretionary Review

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