Special federal prosecutor assigned to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe now has its own special federal prosecutor.

Erin Shanley will handle cases involving domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. She can pursue cases in tribal court as well as the federal courts in North Dakota and South Dakota.

The tribe signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Attorney's Office in North Dakota and the U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota to address violent crime against women.

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