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Non-Indian Reckless Driver Arrested by Tribal Police Doesn’t Like It, but Still Loses

Here is the unpublished opinion in State v. Ziegler (Minn. Ct. App.): Opinion

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Minnesota COA Confirms Tribal Police Have Power to Detain and Deliver Non-Indians

Here is the opinion in State v. Thompson. The court’s syllabus: If a tribal police officer suspects a person who is not an Indian of violating a Minnesota criminal statute on an Indian reservation, and if the victim is not … Continue reading

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Hualapai Nation Police Chief on Policing in Indian Country

Here: Season 1 | Episode 4: What’s New In Blue: Policing in Indian Country feat. Chief Francis Bradley Sr. In this episode of What’s New in Blue, Chief Francis Bradley Sr. discusses the importance of culture in policing in Indian … Continue reading

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Federal Court Finds Sac and Fox Nation Police Officer Covered by FTCA

Here are the materials in Richie v. United States (W.D. Okla.): 12-motion-to-dismiss 16-response 19-reply 25-us-supplemental-brief 27-dct-order An excerpt: The Court, therefore, finds that assisting, when requested, a local law enforcement agency in the enforcement or carrying out of the laws … Continue reading

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Section 1983 Claim against Swinomish Tribal Police Officer Dismissed

Here are the materials in Pearson v. Dept. of Licensing (W.D. Wash.): 24 Tribal Motion to Dismiss 27 Response 30 Reply 33 DCT Order

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Ninth Circuit Briefs in Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County

Here: Bishop Paiute Opening Brief Inyo County Brief Reply Oral argument video here. Lower court materials here.

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Arizona Court of Appeals Affirms Immunity of Tribal Police for Off-Reservation Actions

Here is the opinion in Brown v. Officer K. Robertson #Y234 (Ariz. Ct. App.): CV 14-0812

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Federal Court Dismisses Bishop Paiute Challenge to Inyo County Sheriff’s Threat to Prosecute Tribal Cops for Lack of Case and Controversy

Here are the materials in Bishop Paiute Tribe v. Inyo County (E.D. Cal.): 14 Inyo County Motion to Dismiss 15-1 Inyo County Motion to Dismiss 16-1 Inyo County Motion to Dismiss 21 Tribal Opposition 25 Inyo County Reply 26 Inyo … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Denies Cert in Two Indian Law Cases

Here is today’s order list. The Court denied cert in Dupris v. Procter and Hicks v. Hudson Insurance.

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New Mexico COA Remands Sandia Police Sexual Harassment Suit

Here is the opinion in South v. Lujan: CA32,015 An excerpt: Plaintiff-Appellant Tiffany South—a former officer with the Sandia Pueblo Police Department (Plaintiff) filed a complaint for violation of the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA), retaliatory discharge, and tortious … Continue reading

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