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Bullock won’t investigate Long Soldier’s death

 

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Montana's attorney general has declined a request by Tribal leaders for an investigation into the death of Allen John "A.J." Long Soldier, 18, while he was incarcerated at the Hill County Detention Center.

"Under Montana law, the inquest following the death of a person while incarcerated is narrow in scope, and does not touch on many of the issues you raise in your letter," Attorney General Steve Bullock wrote in a response.

In May, the Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council, chaired by James Steele Jr., sent a letter requesting that the basketball phenom's Nov. 23 death be investigated....



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