Montana Public Radio

AJ Not Afraid Jr.

A row of police vehicles, purchased with CARES Act funding, sits gathering tumbleweeds and flat tires in the parking lot of administrative offices in Crow Agency on March 12, 2021.
Olivia Swant-Johnson / UM School of Journalism

Last June, the Crow Nation created a new police department. Then, five months later, that department shut down with little notice as to why.

MTPR’s Freddy Monares spoke to Nikki Zambon and Olivia Swant-Johnson, the pair who reported the story for the Montana Native News Honors Project at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism.