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Governor pledges investigation of Ramapough shooting



New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) met privately with leaders of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation and promised a thorough investigation into the fatal shooting of a tribal member by a state park police officer.

Chief Anthony Van Dunk said he was pleased with the meeting. But tribal members remain upset and angry about the shooting of Emil Mann, who died two days before his 45th birthday.

Many aired their complaints at a community forum held after Corzine left. Some questioned why the officers are still receiving pay while the investigation is underway.

Get the Story:
Corzine Talks to Indians About Shooting (The New York Times 4/20)
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Ramapough shooting scrutinized (The Newark Star-Ledger 4/20)
Indian tribe upset over shooting of member by park police (AP 4/20)
Full probe vowed (The Bergen Record 4/20)

Relevant Links:
Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation - http://www.ramapoughlenapenation.org

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