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Former Oglala Sioux Tribe officer awaits fate in excessive force, Taser use trial


A former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer charged in federal court with using excessive force after repeatedly using a Taser on an intoxicated tribal member in August of 2014 will have to wait until Monday to learn her fate.

After several hours of deliberations that stretched into Friday evening, a six-man, six-woman jury had not reached a verdict in the trial of Rebecca Sotherland, 33, of Hot Springs.


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