Lawsuit against Yankton Sioux is dismissed

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP) August 2010

A federal judge has granted the federal government’s request to dismiss its lawsuit over a civil complaint filed in Yankton Sioux Tribal Court against two Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers.

A tribal member said the officers violated her free speech rights when they questioned her about a reckless driving report and arrested her for obstruction.

The U.S. Attorney’s office went to court to block the tribal court from proceeding. It said the tribe didn’t have jurisdiction and such complaints would make it harder to recruit BIA officers.

The government later asked that its lawsuit be dismissed after the complaint was withdrawn in tribal court.


 
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