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Bill aims to reduce rates of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls


A unanimous California Assembly on June 8 approved a measure to increase collaboration among law enforcement agencies on tribal land to reduce the number of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in California.

AB 3099 by Assemblyman James C. Ramos, a Democrat from Highland, would create greater sharing of information and heightened cooperation between California’s Department of Justice (DOJ), tribal governments and local law enforcement, including tribal justice systems.

The Ramos proposal would create three new positions within DOJ to provide assistance to tribal police covering reporting statistics, training materials, outreach materials and procedures relating to crime issues on tribal lands and in Native American communities. They would include, but not be limited to, missing person cases involving Native American women and girls. Finally, the bill would require DOJ to coordinate education and outreach between tribal police and state and local law enforcement agencies.


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