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  Posted on: Monday, July 9, 2012
Dakota Officials to Create Women's Violence Prosecutor Position for Tribe
Officials will authorize a Special Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute cases of violence against women in federal and Standing Rock Sioux tribal courts. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Charles Murphy, U.S. District Attorney for South Dakota Brendan Johnson and U.S. District Attorney for North Dakota Timothy Purdon will sign a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday authorizing the assistant's job, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office in South Dakota. The Justice Department's Office on Violence against Women will fund the position, according to the release. The signing will take place at 2 p.m. Central time at the Standing Rock tribal council chambers in Fort Yates, North Dakota, according to the release.
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