Open Mike: Feds, Yakamas make historic pact

Yakima Herald-Republic

Reporter Phil Ferolito joins Mike Faulk on Open Mike this week to discuss a recent pact between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Yakama Nation to notify tribal police before executing search and arrest warrants.

The move could help widen the path for the Yakama Nation, a sovereign nation, to have its full civil and criminal authority over its people returned.

Benton and Yakima counties have already agreed to not only allow a tribal police officer to be present when executing such warrants, but also to book tribal suspects into the tribe’s jail and go through an extradition process...

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Faulk, Mike. "Open Mike: Feds, Yakamas make historic pact." Yakima Herald-Republic. August 28, 2013. Video. (, accessed September 4, 2013)