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Pine Ridge grapples with dearth of police officers


PINE RIDGE, S.D. (KOTA TV) As the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation grapples with high crime rates including violence that accompanies methamphetamine use that plagues every corner of KOTA Territory, It must do so with a severe handicap.

A shortage of police officers.

Officer Tony Long Soldier is a supervisor for the Oglala Sioux Tribes Public Safety Department. He describes the work his team put in last weekend.


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