DOJ names coordinator for cases of missing, killed Indians

    Photo from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA.

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has named a longtime Native American policing expert as the coordinator of its missing and murdered indigenous persons program in Washington state.

    David Rogers has previously served as the Nez Perce Tribe's police chief and as a consultant involved in the training of tribal police around the country.

    One year ago Attorney General William Barr announced the initiative to better address the problem of violence against Native Americans and especially Native American women.

    According to a report from the Washington State Patrol last year, there were 56 cases of missing Native American women in the state.

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