Indian country law enforcement flawed, U.S. inspector finds


December 18, 2017

An audit issued Thursday by Justice Department inspectors says Indian nations are being short-changed on crime fighting because federal agents, prosecutors and tribal police have failed to develop a coordinated system mandated by Congress.

The DOJ Office of Inspector General review says the failure to establish an overall plan or controlling agency for law enforcement has created a "lack of DOJ-level accountability." As a result, tribes and their members deal with crimes that are not properly investigated or prosecuted, and victims go unprotected.


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