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Activist facing riot trial seeks judge's help with evidence


February 15, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to force prosecutors to obtain and turn over evidence from private security firms.

The request by an attorney for Chase Iron Eyes says public law enforcement and private security worked together during the prolonged protests. That means private security workers were agents of the state and the government is obligated to turn over evidence from them that could benefit Iron Eyes, attorney Alexander Reichert argues.

Prosecutors Chas...

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