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Pine Ridge Reservation Declares State of Emergency Over Lack of Law Enforcement

The reservation is dealing with a wave of drug-related crime

  SOUTH DAKOTA — A major shakeup in law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council declared a state of emergency and withdrew support this week for Police Chief Harry Martinez, who has since resigned. The reservation is dealing with a wave of drug-related crime. Eight police chiefs have come and gone since 2008. Not…