Rapid City To Host One Of 7 Missing Indigenous Cases Office

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Federal investigators are opening an office in Rapid City dedicated to cases of missing and murdered Native Americans, particularly women and girls.

The office will be one of seven nationally created by President Trump as part of the Operation Lady Justice Task Force, which aims to develop protocols for law enforcement to respond to cases of missing and slain Native Americans and to improve data and information collection.

The Rapid City office will be staffed by special agents from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, who will coordinate efforts by local, federal and tribal law enforcement personnel to solve cold cases.