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Navajo basketball players settle police lawsuit


Former members of a boys' basketball team from a high school on the Navajo Nation have settled their lawsuit against the New Mexico state police.

The former players will receive $95,000. The lawsuit alleged their lockers and bus were unreasonably searched during a basketball tournament in March 2006.

The team, from the To’hajiilee Community School, was the only one searched when another team reported some missing items. The Navajo players were lined up in front of other spectators and confined to a room while their belongings were searched.

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico.

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