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Ramapough Tribe angry after officer shoots man

Members of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation of New Jersey are upset after a 43-year-old tribal member was shot and critical wounded by a state park police officer.

Emil Mann remains hospitalized in critical condition. He was shot after some sort of scuffle with park police on private land near the Ramapough Reservation.

Police officials held a meeting at the tribal community center last night. Tribal leaders and members questioned whether the incident was motivated by bias against Native Americans.

The Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation claims descent from the historic Lenape Nation. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has denied recognition to the tribe, although the tribe is recognized by the state of New Jersey.

Get the Story:
Relatives demand answers (The Middletown Times Herald-Record 4/4)
Police try to defuse Ramapough tribal shooting (The Newark Star-Ledger 4/4)
Ramapo employee still critical after shooting (The Rockland Journal News 4/4)
Authorities ID cop in shooting of Ramapough (The North Jersey News 4/4)

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