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Idaho Panel Backs CdA Tribe Policing Bill

Offbeat  (tags: Tribal Sheriff, law, nontribal, arrest, state courts )

- 3172 days ago -
BOISE - Controversial legislation proposed by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe on state-tribal law enforcement won a unanimous vote in committee Tuesday, clearing a key first hurdle.


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Janine Boguslawski (95)
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 9:05 pm
Woo-hoo! Thanks Noted!

RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 9:23 pm
This is interesting:

"The legislation encourages Idaho tribes and county sheriffs to reach cooperative agreements for law enforcement within reservations. If an agreement isnít reached after six months of negotiations, tribal police officers could begin enforcing state laws on the reservation if they meet certain requirements, including being state-certified and sending all cases to state courts. Additionally, the tribe must carry liability insurance and waive its sovereign immunity so it can be sued in cases of officer wrongdoing."

... i didn't know that $$'s could be collected from a share of fines from their arrests:
" it also provides that tribal police agencies bear all their own costs and donít collect a share of fines from their arrests of nontribal members for state offenses."

Posted on my twitter page with credit for this news story to you Lone Wolf.

Shevlin R (10)
Wednesday February 10, 2010, 11:23 pm
It makes no sense that non-tribal people automatically have what is essentially immunity on tribal lands. That is absolutely absurd! I'm sure Benewah County Sheriff Bob Kirts had what he believed to be good reason to revoke the cross-deputization agreement, but it appears that he didn't think it through very well. Or else he's simply a lousy cop that places other things higher than law enforcement.

sherrie e (147)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 2:04 am
Thanks and noted!

Cynthia Falwell (137)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 6:14 am
This is interesting I have been reading about Benewah County Sheriff Bob Kirts. I am glad that there is a step forward on this issue. That is a first step. Thank you Lone

Amena Andersson (187)
Thursday February 11, 2010, 9:17 am
Noted and thanks, Lone.
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