Noem: Evidence on 'unlawful' tribal checkpoints turned over to federal government
May 21, 2020
Gov. Kristi Noem said the state has collected and turned over to federal authorities evidence of "unlawful checkpoints" set up by tribes in South Dakota.
After the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe refused to remove the checkpoints on state and federal highways, Noem said she instructed South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to investigate the checkpoints. The evidence resulting from that investigation has been turned over to the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue. It has also been provided to the White House and to the South Dakota congressional delegation, she said.