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U.S. to Share Criminal Records With Native American Police


WASHINGTON — The Justice Department moved Thursday to fix what it described as “an information gap” that has allowed offenders living on Native American reservations to buy guns illegally and for years has blocked tribal police from access to important criminal records.

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The flaws in the system were on stark display last year after a 14-year-old boy from a reservation in Washington State used his father’s handgun to kill four classmates and himself. Investigators determined that a prior restraining order against the father should have prohibited him from buying the gun, but the order was never entered in the federal database.®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1


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