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Tribal Officials Critical Of Reservation Fugitive Bill

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem which would make it easier for state officials to extradite fugitives from American Indian reservations is drawing criticism from tribal officials in South Dakota.

The proposal would allow state authorities to request a federal warrant for fugitives who travel to a reservation. Federal marshals could then apprehend the suspect. Under current law the fugitive would have to cross a state line before federal law would be applicable.


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