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The report, the first of its kind, was done by the Indian Health Service and tribal health officials and it laid bare just how bad alcoholism was on the Navajo Reservation. According to the report, 23,000 Navajos - that's almost one out of every four adult members of the tribe - were listed as "problem drinkers." Comment?
Austin Shipley decided to quit after a meeting in which he was confronted with the results of an internal affairs investigation into the March 27 shooting of Loreal Tsingine, according to a statement from the office of Winslow city manager Steven Pauken. Shipley's resignation was effective immediately. Comment?
The shooting of 27-year-old Navajo woman Loreal Tsingine in March led tribal officials to urge the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the treatment of American Indians who live in towns that border the reservation. Maricopa County prosecutor Bill Montgomery announced Friday that his office found no evidence of criminal conduct on the part of Winslow, Arizona, Officer Austin Shipley in Tsingine's death. Comment?
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery announced his office ``found no evidence of criminal conduct'' on the part of Officer Austin Shipley ``after a careful review of the facts surrounding this case including available video evidence and witness statements.' ' Shipley was responding to a reported shoplifting at a Winslow convenience store and fired five shots at Loreal Tsingine, who allegedly threatened him with scissors, according to authorities. Comment?
The claim says Officer Austin Shipley violated the civil rights of Loreal Tsingine in the shooting, and the city was negligent in ``hiring, training, retaining, controlling and supervising'' Shipley. At least two officers who trained Shipley had serious concerns about his work, including that he was too quick to go for his service weapon, ignored directives from superiors and falsified reports, according to records obtained by The Associated Press in April. Comment?
DPS spokesman Raul Garcia Jr. said Friday that the agency submitted its findings to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, which is conducting an independent review of the case. Navajo County Attorney Brad Carlyon said Thursday that he was seeking an outside review of the March 27 shooting to dispel any talk of bias. Comment?
Marisa Trujillo of the Chinle area fell into the creek north of Interstate 40 west of Winslow on Saturday, Navajo County sheriff's Chief Deputy James Molesa said. Other students have intentionally dropped into the creek in previous years, Molesa said. Comment?
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