Judge finds feds used ‘unreasonable’ force in artifact bust (w/ video)

Photo: Marker at Four Corners (circa 1908)
Facing Northwest from New Mexico. SOURCE Ancient Art

from the Salt Lake Tribune

But court tosses most of the claims made by estate of doctor who killed himself.

By brandon loomis

First Published Jun 26 2012 02:42 pm • Last Updated Jun 27 2012 12:31 am

A judge has found that federal authorities who busted a Blanding couple for illegal artifacts trafficking used “unreasonable” force by deploying more than 100 agents to the home for the arrest.

U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart on Tuesday dismissed most claims in the wrongful-death case brought by the estate of James Redd, the Blanding doctor and American Indian artifact collector who killed himself the day after his 2009 arrest. . . . Read Complete Report

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Native {American} News Update June 7, 2012

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Another Native News Update with anchor Paul DeMain from the studios of IndianCountryTV.com.

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