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Bad River Band

article Prosecutor clears deputy in Jason Pero's death (1/22/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- An Ashland County Sheriff’s deputy that shot and killed a Bad River teen will not face criminal charges. Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock...
article A Prosecutor Has Declined To File Charges In The Deadly Police Shooting Of A Native American Teen (1/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- The special prosecutor investigating the fatal police shooting of a 14-year-old member of the Bad River Reservation in Wisconsin has declined to bring...
article Family, Bad River Tribal Members Protest Lack Of Charges In Jason Pero's Death (1/21/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- "Nobody had to die." Those are the words Jason Pero's cousin said Saturday while protesting a special prosecutor's decision not to file...
article Tension Builds Between Tribe And Law Enforcement After Bad River Teen's Death (1/18/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Jason Pero should have been at school Wednesday, Nov. 8, but he left early that day because he wasn’t feeling well. Just before his classmates would...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Sports Betting

article Two Mississippi Legislators Introduce Bill Seeking to Ban Sports Betting (1/18/2018)
(Mississippi) -- Despite the fact that most US states and gambling operators are hoping to see a Supreme Court ruling that could legalize sports betting in the country,...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Chief Sneed: Updating the Police Commission (1/13/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Since 2009 the tribe has worked with an officially authorized Police Commission to be an impartial board with the oversight responsibility for law...
1 Article on this Issue

First Nations

article Despite funding hike, Ottawa still faces rights complaint over First Nations policing (1/13/2018)
(Ottawa) -- A First Nations community in northern Ontario is marching on with a human rights complaint regarding what it sees as inadequate funding for its police force...
1 Article on this Issue

Morongo Tribe

article Adrien Sotomayer arrested in Morongo triple shooting that killed one (1/12/2018)
(California) -- A 31-year-old man, who investigators believe is responsible for a shooting late Wednesday near Cabazon on the Morongo Indian reservation that left one...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article Navajo Nation To Open First Tribal Police Academy (1/12/2018)
(New Mexico) -- The Navajo Nation will train its own police officers at its new Navajo Nation Police Academy. Navajo Nation Public Safety Director Jesse Delmar says no...
article Jesse Delmar wins National Native American Law Enforcement award (11/21/2017)
(Arizona) -- Executive Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety (NNDPS) Jesse Delmar was presented the National Native American Law Enforcement...
article Program helps tribe expand access to criminal databases (11/19/2017)
(New Mexico) -- To increase public safety on the Navajo Nation, the tribe has joined a federal program to increase direct access to national crime information systems.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article London police officer apologizes for blackface incident (1/4/2018)
(Ontario) -- A London police officer has apologized for dressing up in tribal garb and painting her face brown for a Halloween event 11 years ago, an action that Chief...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Judge dismisses suit seeking St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne's travel records (1/3/2018)
(Louisiana) -- A state judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that accused St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne of refusing to release public records related to trips...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandalay Bay Shooting

article The Day That Changed Las Vegas in 2017: How a Mass Murderer Shook Up Everything We Know About Casino Security (1/1/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- In October 1, 2017, high rolling gambler Stephen Paddock brutally murdered 58 people and injured 546 more when he opened fire on a country music concert...
article After Las Vegas shooting, questions about casino response plans (12/26/2017)
(Nevada) -- When a gunman plunged the Las Vegas resort corridor into chaos on Oct. 1, it had been nearly five years since key public safety officials had seen an...
article Security beefed up on Strip for New Year’s Eve (12/25/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- New Year’s Eve could be rockin’ more than ever just days from now, officials said. Between 300,000-350,000 tourists are expected for the...
article Las Vegas casino emergency response plans have lax oversight (12/24/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- When a gunman plunged the Las Vegas resort corridor into chaos on Oct. 1, it had been nearly five years since key public safety officials had seen an...
article Search warrant records offer insight into Las Vegas shooting investigation (12/13/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Search warrant records obtained Tuesday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal offer a peek into the massive investigation that ensued in the first few hours and...
article Security practices enter spotlight after Las Vegas shooting (12/3/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Like a sharp poker player, Las Vegas casinos keep their cards close to their vests when it comes to security. Few, if any, are willing to say how many...
article Record number of security forces slated for New Year’s Eve on Las Vegas Strip (11/17/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Ideal three-day weekend on the calendar? Check. Massive choreographed fireworks show? Check. Financing in place for “America’s Party” in...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Las Vegas Gaming

article 2 Las Vegas hotel security guards shot to death (12/30/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- The string of holiday season killings in the Las Vegas Valley continued Saturday morning when two security guards were gunned down inside a hotel room....
article Two Las Vegas casino security officers shot, killed during room check (12/30/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Two security guards responding to a routine disturbance call on the fourth floor of Arizona Charlie’s Decatur were shot and killed this morning,...
article Two security guards shot dead at off-Strip hotel casino in Las Vegas (12/30/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Two security guards were shot and killed at a Las Vegas hotel-casino early Saturday morning. The incident happened in one of the hotel rooms at Arizona...
article Security beefed up on Strip for New Year’s Eve (12/26/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- On Dec. 7, the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee approved a $346,100 expenditure — an increase from the $122,250 initially...
article Staffing in casino surveillance rooms varies in Las Vegas (12/2/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas might be the most surveilled city on Earth — but chances are no one is actually watching you on the other end of the video camera. Though...
article Record number of security forces slated for New Year’s Eve on Las Vegas Strip (11/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- A record number of security troops will greet the tens of thousands of New Year’s Eve partiers on the Strip. In addition, buses will be used as...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Video Gaming

article An alleged swatting incident in the CoD community turned deadly in Wichita (12/29/2017)
(Kansas) -- A Thursday night police shooting in Wichita, Kansas may be linked to a Call of Duty dispute. Witchita police received a call at 6:15pm on Dec. 28 reporting a...
article Police Investigate If Kansas Shooting Death Followed Online Gaming Prank (12/29/2017)
(Kansas) -- Authorities are investigating whether a deadly police shooting in Wichita stemmed from someone making up a false report to get a SWAT team to descend upon a...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Foxwoods

press release Foxwoods Resort Casino Thanks Emergency Personnel With "We Salute Our First Responders" Event (12/28/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Foxwoods® Resort Casino is honoring first responders with "We Salute Our First Responders," an all-day event featuring special offers and...
article Connecticut’s Foxwoods Casino Can Stay Mum on Fatality, Thanks to Gaming Compact (12/1/2017)
(Connecticut) -- A little-known Connecticut gaming compact clause means the state’s Foxwoods Casino, run by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, won’t have...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Supreme Court

article Utah Police Ask Justices To Hear Tribal Trespassing Case (12/18/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Current and former Utah law enforcement officials have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a Tenth Circuit decision allowing a...
1 Article on this Issue

Seneca Niagara

article Niagara Falls Council eliminates 4 police jobs (12/2/2017)
(New York) -- It looks like Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster will veto the City Council's decision to eliminate four Police Department jobs to trim spending. And,...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article New OST police chief fails to report for work; search to fill position reopens (11/29/2017)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has resumed looking for a new police chief after the woman who got the job didn’t report for work last week.
1 Article on this Issue

Tunica-Biloxi

article Event promoters claim tribal police chief demanded money to keep event open (11/29/2017)
(Louisiana) -- Step-N-Strut Trail Ride promoters claim Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police Chief Harold Pierite Sr. and others demanded payoffs to ensure the three-day trail...
1 Article on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Mohegan tribal police disclose reports of noncriminal activity, tribal official says (11/28/2017)
(Connecticut) -- Mohegan tribal police disclose reports of their investigations of noncriminal incidents that occur at Mohegan Sun and elsewhere on the tribe’s...
1 Article on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article Glenn County Sheriff’s Office receives grant from Rolling Hills Casino (11/28/2017)
(California) -- The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office recently applied for a grant from the Rolling Hills Casino Foundation for the purchase of Quick Clot combat gauze...
1 Article on this Issue

Pokagon Band

article Tribe opens police station for its South Bend casino (11/27/2017)
(Indiana) -- A Michigan-based tribe has established a police station for the casino it is set to open next year in northern Indiana. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi...
article Tribe opens police station for its South Bend casino (11/26/2017)
(Indiana) -- A Michigan-based tribe has established a police station for the casino it is set to open next year in northern Indiana. The Pokagon (poh-KAY'-gun) Band...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino (11/26/2017)
(California) -- Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians flooded a Pechanga Resort & Casino parking lot as dozens of people –...
1 Article on this Issue

Macau Gaming

article Macau will hold casino attack drill as city prepares terror safety strategy (11/23/2017)
(Macau) -- Macau’s six casino operators and the city’s law enforcement officials will carry out a mass terror drill in the gambling district early next year...
1 Article on this Issue

Mille Lacs Band

article In the midst of drugs and violence, Mille Lacs Band rallies for police (11/22/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is becoming a haven for drug dealers and other criminals, band members say. "People now show up on our reservation...
article Minnesota Tribe Fights County for More Police Power (11/21/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe claims in court that a Minnesota county is violating federal law by preventing its tribal law enforcement body from using...
article Amid "public safety crisis," Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe holds rally to protest impasse with county (11/20/2017)
(Minnesota) -- Dozens of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and supporters rallied with state and local leaders at the Capitol on Monday over the monthslong policing...
article Band of Ojibwe leaders rally at Capitol over lawsuit (11/20/2017)
(Minnesota) -- During an impassioned rally at the State Capitol, tribal members and leaders from the Band of the Ojibwe asked Mille Lacs County to give tribal police...
article Mille Lacs Band rallies for police (11/20/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Indian Reservation is becoming a haven for drug dealers and other criminals, band members say. "People now show up on our reservation...
article Mille Lacs Band to host rally at state Capitol (11/19/2017)
(Minnesota) -- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Friday announced it will host an "Un-Cuff Our Cops" rally from 2-4 p.m. Monday on the steps of the Minnesota State...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

South Bend Casino

article New Pokagon Tribal Police substation to open in South Bend (11/20/2017)
(Indiana) -- The grand opening for the new Pokagon Tribal Police substation in South Bend happened Monday. The new home for tribal police is located on the tribal land...
article Opening of Pokagon police substation celebrated in South Bend (11/20/2017)
(Indiana) -- With its Four Winds Casino slated to open here early next year, the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians has opened a new tribal police substation to...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

MGM Resorts

article MGM Mandalay Bay Elevator Access Now Requires Guests to Show Room Keys, But Will It Matter? (11/19/2017)
(Las Vegas) -- MGM’s Mandalay Bay is now stationing security officers at guest elevator banks, and the guards are requiring patrons to produce their room keys...
1 Article on this Issue

Skill-Based Gaming

article Police seize gaming machines, $400K in raids in Luzerne, two other counties (11/10/2017)
(Pennsylvania) -- State Police say they have seized dozens of electronic gaming machines in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Wyoming counties as part of an investigation into...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Tensions build between tribe and law enforcement after Bad River teen's death (1/20/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Jason Pero should have been at school Wednesday, Nov. 8, but he left early that day because he wasn’t feeling well. Just before his classmates would...
article Marlene Bird, Leo LaChance cases formative for new Saskatoon police chief (1/19/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- While there have been many cases in Troy Cooper's lengthy police career, the killing of Leo LaChance continues to stand out.
article B.C. Civil Liberties complaint alleges RCMP told people to delete video of arrest of man who died in custody (1/19/2018)
(British Columbia) -- The B.C. Civil Liberties Association is alleging RCMP in Prince George, B.C., told witnesses to delete video footage of the arrest of a man who...
article 2 Wichita cops, others indicted in sweeping gambling probe (1/18/2018)
(Kansas) -- Four more people – including two Wichita police officers – have been charged as part of a sweeping investigation of illegal gambling and public...
article Wayne County man accused of threats against del Lago Resort & Casino after arrest (1/16/2018)
(New York) -- A Wayne County man is accused of threatening violent acts against del Lago Resort & Casino after he was arrested on a trespassing charge Monday. State...
article New Athens IL Firefighter Shot Casino Robbery Back at Work (1/15/2018)
(Illinois) -- The security guard and New Athens firefighter who was shot while on duty at Casino Queen in September has been cleared to go back to work with no...
article Omahan turns himself in after shooting, vehicle theft at Bluffs casino last month (1/15/2018)
(Nebraska) -- A 51-year-old Omaha man has been arrested in connection with a vehicle theft and shooting last month at a Council Bluffs casino. The man turned himself in...
article Judge Advances Tribe’s Dispute With Inyo County (1/13/2018)
(California) -- A federal judge has advanced a lawsuit with major implications for Indian police agencies’ powers, allowing claims against a California county that...
article Rice becomes 1st tribal police chief on POST Board (1/13/2018)
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton this week appointed Mille Lacs Band Police Chief Sara Rice to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST Board...
article Ottawa contributes more money to federal Indigenous policing program (1/12/2018)
(Ottawa) -- Policing in Inuit and First Nations communities will receive an additional amount of nearly $300 million over the next five years, Ottawa announced Jan. 10....
article Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing (1/11/2018)
(Ottawa) -- The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of...
article 'Huge' move: Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief says of stable funding for Indigenous police (1/11/2018)
(Ontario) -- The Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in Ontario, Alvin Fiddler, is welcoming what he calls a "huge" move by the federal government to...
article Feds boost funding for Indigenous police services (1/10/2018)
(Ontario) -- Policing services in First Nations and Inuit communities will receive a boost in federal dollars starting this spring following years of chronic under-...
article Sask.'s only self-run Indigenous police force hopes new federal money will help it keep recruits (1/10/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- The chief of Saskatchewan's only self-run Indigenous police service says new federal funding could help him recruit more officers — and hold...
article From Gunshots To Alleged Rapes, A Toxic Legacy Of Police Relations On A Wisconsin Reservation (1/9/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Hours after seeing her 14-year-old grandson, Jason, lying in the street just feet from her home, with police and EMS hovering over his motionless body,...
article Tenino Police to Use Nisqually Tribe Grant to Buy Taser, Bulletproof Vest and Computer (1/6/2018)
(Washington) -- The Tenino Police Department announced this week how it intends to spend a $5,500 grant provided by the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Charitable Funds...
press release Justice Department Announces Funding Opportunities for Tribal Communities (1/3/2018)
(Indian Country) -- The U.S. Department of Justice today announced the opening of the grant solicitation period for comprehensive funding to federally-recognized...
article Police ID Gunman In Shooting At Hotel-Casino (1/2/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas police have identified the gunman who they say fatally shot two security guards investigating a disturbance in a guest room at a hotel-casino....
article Police Look for Motive in 'Ambush-Type' Attack That Left 2 Security Guards Dead in Las Vegas (1/2/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- Two Las Vegas security guards were fatally shot Saturday while investigating a disturbance in a room at a hotel-casino and the suspected shooter is facing...
article Security guards killed at Las Vegas casino identified (1/2/2018)
(Las Vegas) -- The Clark County coroner’s office has identified two security guards who were killed on Saturday at an Arizona Charlie’s casino in Las Vegas....

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