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DOJ won't investigate fatal shooting of Navajo man

The Department of Justice said it has no grounds to investigate the fatal shooting of Navajo man by a police officer in Farmington, New Mexico.

Clint John, 21, was shot to death on June 10 by an officer who responded to a domestic violence incident in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart. The Farmington police say the shooting was justified.

But Navajo leaders say there are inconsistencies and unresolved issues surrounding the shooting. They are worried that it reflects racist sentiments in border towns.

The Navajo Nation Council authorized a study of racism in border towns and Navajo leaders are arranging marches to call attention to the shooting death and other race-related incidents.

Get the Story:
Feds find no grounds for investigation (The Farmington Daily Times 7/26)

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