BIA adds more officers on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is sending 25 more law enforcement officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) said in a press release.

The BIA had sent more officers to the reservation as part of Operation Dakota Peacekeeper. But after money for the effort ran out, tribal leaders were worried about an increase in crime.

"This is a necessary step for the safety and welfare of the people living on Standing Rock,” said Thune. "This is good news for Standing Rock, but other reservations in South Dakota and across the country are also in desperate need of law enforcement resources."

The 25 officers will patrol the reservation until the BIA can hire and train permanent officers.

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