Allegations of racial discrimination to be discussed

Browning, Montana (AP) 12-08

The Cut Bank police chief was at a Nov. 26 meeting about allegations of racial discrimination in the community, which borders the Blackfeet Reservation.

The meeting was among conditions for settling a discrimination case handled by the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

Mike Little said discrimination was evident last year when his teenage daughter, from the reservation community of Heart Butte, faced a police allegation of shoplifting. Settlement of the case includes a $42,500 payment to Little and his daughter, and a requirement that Cut Bank police receive nondiscrimination training.

Cut Bank Mayor Joni Stewart says the settlement was not an admission of guilt. She says the meeting gave people an opportunity to voice any concerns they may have had.

 

 

 

 

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