Oglala Sioux man returns home to serve as police chief
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hired one of its own as police chief.

Everett Little Whiteman, who moved back to the Pine Ridge Reservation last July, started his new job on March 9. He spent 30 years in the Bureau of Indian Affairs police force and has worked for tribes in South Dakota and Arizona.

"This is my reservation. I am home," Little Whiteman told The Rapid City Journal. "I wanted to see some improvements in this program, so I applied."

Whiteman replaces Joe Herman, who was the subject of complaints. Half of the tribe's police force walked off the job last August, partly in protest of Herman's employment.

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Oglala Sioux Tribe names new police chief (The Rapid City Journal 3/20)

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