AG Barr promises more federal aid, manpower to help Oklahoma
September 30, 2020
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Attorney William Barr promised more manpower and federal aid to Oklahoma on Wednesday to help tribal governments and federal prosecutors deal with an increase in criminal cases stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
During a visit to the Cherokee Nation headquarters, Barr said the U.S. Department of Justice plans to fund two federal prosecutor positions in the northern and eastern U.S. districts of Oklahoma to handle the increased caseloads.
The high court's July ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma determined that a large swath of eastern Oklahoma remain...