Who sent Ohio troopers to Standing Rock protest? Why? - Main Feed/News - American Indians and Friends: The Ohio unit spent a little more than two weeks 1,200 miles away. Work estimated to cost roughly $653,000.
So what did the officers do there? Ohio officials will not say, nor will they say directly who approved sending the troopers to North Dakota, only that "all operations of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are subordinate" to Superintendent Col. Paul Pride.
The questions the state won't answer about the deployment include what were the troopers' roles in this situation, where Native Americans and environmental activists had decided to literally stand in the path of a pipeline that they say would threaten the region's water supply and damage sacred cultural lands and tribal burial grounds?
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