Indian County Investigations and Prosecutions Report

On May 30 2013, the Congress received the United States Department of Justice’s report on Indian County Investigations and Prosecutions. The 2010 tribal Law and Order Act have a range of enforcements and this report provided the statistics of the tribal justice. Since the fiscal year of 2009 there is a significant 54 present increase in criminal prosecutions in Indian County, which are very positive.
The U.S. Attorneys have all across the country focused heavily on the fighting of crime in Indian Country and made a positive effort to reinforce and strengthen the bond between tribal justice and federal law enforcement. This strengthens the faith of tribal people and U.S. citizens’ faith in the criminal justice system of the United States.
Continued work and even more effort are promised with tribal people in order to ensure them a sustainable, healthy and safe community in the Alaskan Native and American Indian communities. Public safeties in communities are the commitment of the U.S. with the clear prosecution strategies used in curbing Indian Country crime.
The report proved the following results:
• New era in partnerships between Tribal people and the federal government and U.S. citizen of non-tribal communities. Safeties of communities are the commitment and relate to all tribal and federal, personnel, prosecutors, investigators and judges.
• Common reasons why investigations were not referred to federal courts were either insufficient evidence to prove criminal acts or natural deaths, suicides or accidents.
• Declinations of cases from tribal justice were insufficient evidence of referrals to alternative prosecution authorities.
• During 2011 37 present of cases from Indian Country were declined by the United States Federal Court and during the year 2012 31 present were declined by the United States for reasons stated above.
• Overall a substantial amount was prosecuted and only 965 out of 3, 145 was declined for reasons also stated in the above.

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