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Investigation sought into shooting of Navajo man


Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. wants an independent investigation into the fatal shooting of a Navajo man by a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico.

Shirley said he is not satisfied by the Department of Justice's decision not to review the June 10 shooting of Clint John. He questioned whether the officer was justified in using deadly force.

The San Juan County Sheriff's Office has said the shooting was justified. Navajo leaders say there are unresolved questions about the incident.

Get the Story:
Navajo Nation president wants independent investigation (The Farmington Daily Times 7/27)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org
Navajo Nation Council - http://www.navajonationcouncil.org

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