US Attorney’s office expands in SD Indian country

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP) June 2010

The U.S. Attorney’s office in South Dakota is adding three positions to help prosecute crimes in tribal communities.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says one of the new assistant attorneys will be part of a pilot program on the Pine Ridge Reservation to help tribal prosecutors address a large caseload and prosecute misdemeanors.

The U.S. Justice Department approved 33 new assistant U.S. attorneys nationwide in states that contain what the federal government classifies as “Indian country.”

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