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Border town to beef up police presence for tribal payouts

Filed Under: Cobell | Law | Trust
More on: eastern shoshone, law enforcement, northern arapaho, per caps, wyoming

The police chief for a city near the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming plans to increase security measures to protect tribal members who will be receiving settlement money and other payouts.

Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe will share in the second round of payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. Per capita payments from other sources are also expected so the police chief in Lander wants to ensure no one is victimized.

“Our number one concern is for the safety of our tribal members who choose to live and do business in Lander,” Chief Jim Carey said at a city council meeting, County 10 News reported.

Tribal leaders and members said they were concerned about racial profiling when Carey first announced his plan.

Get the Story:
Safety of tribal members is #1 concern as settlement checks arrive, LPD Chief says; Eastern Shoshone Chairman shares concern of outside crime coming to Fremont County (County 10 News 1/14)

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