626.91 LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY; LOWER SIOUX INDIAN COMMUNITY
Subdivision 1. Definition.
As used in this section, "community" means the Lower Sioux
Subd. 2. Law enforcement agency.
(a) The community has the powers of a law enforcement
agency, as defined in section
626.84, subdivision 1
, paragraph (f), if all of the requirements of
clauses (1) to (4) are met:
(1) the community agrees to be subject to liability for its torts and those of its officers,
employees, and agents acting within the scope of their employment or duties arising out of the law
enforcement agency powers conferred by this section to the same extent as a municipality under
chapter 466, and the community further agrees, notwithstanding section
16C.05, subdivision 7
waive its sovereign immunity with respect to claims arising from this liability;
(2) the community files with the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training a bond or
certificate of insurance for liability coverage with the maximum single occurrence amounts set
forth in section
and an annual cap for all occurrences within a year of three times the
single occurrence amount;
(3) the community files with the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training a certificate
of insurance for liability of its law enforcement officers, employees, and agents for lawsuits under
the United States Constitution; and
(4) the community agrees to be subject to section
and any other laws of the state
relating to data practices of law enforcement agencies.
(b) The community shall enter into an agreement under section
with the Redwood
County sheriff to define and regulate the provision of law enforcement services under this section
and to provide for mutual aid and cooperation. The agreement must identify and describe the trust
property involved in the agreement. For purposes of entering into this agreement, the community
shall be considered a "governmental unit" as that term is defined in section
471.59, subdivision 1
Subd. 3. Concurrent jurisdiction.
The jurisdiction of the community pursuant to this
section shall be concurrent with that of the Redwood County sheriff, provided that it shall be
limited to persons in the geographical boundaries of property held by the United States in trust
for the community.
Subd. 4. Peace officers.
If the community complies with the requirements set forth in
subdivision 2, the community is authorized to appoint peace officers, as defined in section
, paragraph (c), who have the same powers as peace officers employed by the
Redwood County sheriff over the persons and the geographic areas described in subdivision 3.
Subd. 5. County jail.
The Redwood County sheriff is responsible for receiving persons
arrested by peace officers appointed by the community under subdivision 4 and acting under the
authority conferred by this section.
Subd. 6. Prosecuting authority.
The Redwood County attorney is responsible for
prosecuting or initiating petitions for any person arrested, investigated, or detained by peace
officers appointed by the community under subdivision 4 and acting under the authority conferred
by this section.
Subd. 7. Effect on federal law.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to restrict the
community's authority under federal law.
Subd. 8. Construction.
This section is limited to law enforcement authority only, and
nothing in this section shall affect any other jurisdictional relationships or disputes involving
History: 1997 c 185 s 1; 1998 c 386 art 2 s 98; 2000 c 411 s 4; 2005 c 10 art 2 s 4