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US attorneys hear safety concerns from American Indian tribes over rising crime rates


IGNACIO, Colorado — U.S. attorneys and prosecutors say they want to help Native American communities bring more cases to court and cut down on crime following a surge of drug abuse, violence, sexual assault and other crimes plaguing their communities.

Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, Associate Attorney General Stuart Delery and Montana U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter heard reports of insufficient funding, a lack of full-time prosecutors and problems during a meeting in Ignacio.


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