Good work by the Soboba band and Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff's department names interim tribal liaison
A retired sheriff's lieutenant who is a Torres-Martinez Indian was named today as interim tribal liaison to improve communications between the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and local Indian tribes.
The appointment comes in the wake of last month's shooting deaths by sheriff's deputies of three people in gun battles between Soboba tribal members and law enforcement officers.
The fact that Tortes belongs to the Torres-Martinez tribe (Born on Soboba Rez) will help him to understand the issues that are unique to reservation living, said Gutierrez."It truly is a good fit for the tribes and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department,'' he said.