Wyo. Lawmakers Address Indian Reservation Crime
ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) — Tribal and federal officials say a crackdown on crime over the past two years has succeeded in improving the quality of life on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Wyoming legislators met Tuesday in Ethete (EE’-thuh-tee), on the reservation to hear from state and federal law enforcement and other officials. The reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.
The federal government recently increased law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
U.S. Attorney Christopher “Kip” Crofts and others say reports of crime on the reservation increased because residents became accustomed to seeing an immediate police response when they called for help.
Will Matthews is chief of police for the Wind River Agency. He says there’s clearly been an improvement on the reservation.