Civil Rights Groups Seek Explanation Concerning Confrontation Between Native Americans and State Police in RI

August 6, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 6, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "civil rights groups want governor Don Carcieri to respond to problems they see with a State Police report on a confrontation between troopers and the Narragansett Tribe [in Rhode Island]. The groups, including the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, say the report fails to explain why the troopers did not follow Carcieri's instructions to withdraw if they met resistance... The groups said the report, which Carcieri requested, makes clear police prepared for a clash and proceeded after it had begun."