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10 tribes get access to US criminal databases to improve flaws in how information is shared

 


SEATTLE — Ten American Indian tribes are gaining access to national criminal databases after a deadly shooting in Washington state helped reveal flaws in the way federal authorities and tribal governments share information.

Tribes can now conduct thorough background checks and add criminal records to the databases, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. It comes after a member of the Tulalip Tribe was able to buy a gun later used by his son to kill four classmates and himself at a high school last year.

http://www.startribune.com/feds-gives-10-tribes-access-to-national-criminal-databases/341026331/

 

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