FBI probes alleged sexual assault by Navajo officer
The FBI has launched a preliminary investigation into an alleged sexual assault by a Navajo Nation police officer.

Lawrence Etsitty Jr. is accused of assaulting a 26-year-old woman while transporting her to jail. The January 24 incident allegedly occurred on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.

The woman said she was never taken to jail because the officer agreed to take her back home. She reported the incident to police in Gallup.

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NPD officer accused of sexual assault (The Gallup Independent 2/4)