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Assault charge dropped against chairman of Lumbee Tribe

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More on: crime, lumbee, north carolina, paul brooks
     

An assault charge has been dropped against Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Louise Mitchell, the former secretary of the tribal council, accused Brooks of assaulting her at tribal headquarters. She said was forcefully removed by the chairman for trying to post official notices.

Brooks denied the charge and Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt decided to drop it after a "cooling-off period" but Mitchell said she wasn't happy.

"I am a victim and the law is not working to protect me," Mitchell told The Robesonian.

Brooks is facing a recall petition.

Get the Story:
Assault charge dropped against Brooks (The Robesonian 1/23)
Assault charge dropped against chairman of Lumbee Tribe of N.C. (The Fayetteville Observer 1/23)

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Group seeks recall of troubled chairman of Lumbee Tribe (1/17)
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe accused of assault by council official (11/21)


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