Tribal council wants state probe of Long Soldier death


The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council is asking state Attorney Steve Bullock's office to launch an investigation into Allen "A.J." Long Soldier Jr.'s death.

Long Soldier died at Northern Montana Hospital Nov. 23 of what a coroner and jury found to be acute alcohol withdrawl. He was transported to the hospital from the Hill County Detention Center, where he was being held on a misdemeanor warrant.

A spokesperson for the Department of Justice said this morning that the letter has been received, but that it is too early to comment on what the department will do.

Blaine County Sheriff's...

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