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US Attorney's Office to prepare reports on deaths at Pine Ridge

The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota will prepare reports on dozens of unsolved deaths on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The New York Times said a total of 50 cases will be re-examined. Some of them include the deaths of members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who died near Whiteclay, Nebraska, the paper said.

“If we get the information, the evidence we need to get a prosecution, I don’t care how old the cases are,” U.S. Attorney Brendan. Johnson told the paper. “I don’t think it is going to be a short process. With this many cases it might take as long as a year, maybe two years, but I want to get this right.”

A panel of three prosecutors from Johnson's office will review the cases.

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New Inquiry of Deaths on Reservation in the 1970s (The New York Times 6/20)

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