Law
Case involving handcuffed Ojibwe boy dismissed
A judge in Minnesota dismissed an assault case after the 11-year-old Ojibwe victim and other witnesses failed to show up for the trial.

The case drew national attention because Mille Lacs County arrested, handcuffed and detained the 11-year-old victim. The county attorney said the boy, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, failed to respond to a subpoena.

The boy was allegedly assaulted by a 13-year-old boy, who did appear in court. But without a victim and witnesses, the judge said he had no choice but to throw out the charges.

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No victim, no witness, no case (The Mille Lacs Messenger 6/20)

Relevant Links:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe - http://www.millelacsojibwe.org

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