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The Latest: North Dakota Pipeline security guards weren't licensed. Investigators say private security guards with dogs who were involved in a clash with Dakota Access pipeline protesters weren't licensed to do security work in North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Capt. Jay Gruebele released a statement Wednesday saying results of his office's investigation have been forwarded to prosecutors for consideration of misdemeanor charges. Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe says protesters reported that six people were bitten by security dogs, and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed.

The Latest: North Dakota Pipeline security guards weren’t licensed. Investigators say private security guards with dogs who were involved in a clash with Dakota Access pipeline protesters weren’t licensed to do security work in North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff’s Capt. Jay Gruebele released a statement Wednesday saying results of his office’s investigation have been forwarded to prosecutors for consideration of misdemeanor charges. Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe says protesters reported that six people were bitten by security dogs, and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed.

The Latest: Pipeline security guards weren’t licensed

Fox News – ‎6 hours ago‎
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 10:45 a.m.. Investigators say private security guards with dogs who were involved in a clash with Dakota Access pipeline protesters weren’t licensed to do security
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Guards for North Dakota pipeline could be charged for using dogs on activists

The Guardian – ‎1 hour ago‎
Private security guards who deployed dogs on protesters at a North Dakota oil pipeline demonstration were not properly licensed and could face criminal charges, according to a local investigation. The Native American-led protests of the Dakota access …

Investigators: Dog handlers were not licensed to work security

Bismarck Tribune – ‎8 hours ago‎
Six pipeline opponents were bitten by the guard dogs and a dozen or more people were pepper-sprayed when the group clashed with security officers in a pipeline construction zone on Sept. 3, according to a protest organizer with the Red Warrior Camp.

Company asks pipeline protesters to leave North Dakota land

Minnesota Public Radio News – ‎5 hours ago‎
In September, protesters and private security clashed after construction crews removed topsoil on the ranch. Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured; the tribe says protesters reported that six people had been bitten by

Police say they are poised to clear oil pipeline protesters

WALB-TV – ‎3 hours ago‎
Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured. The tribe said protesters reported that six people were bitten by security dogs and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed. The state and pipeline company dispute that any sacred …

Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’ as law officers gather nearby

West Fargo Pioneer – ‎22 hours ago‎
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — As actor Mark Ruffalo arrived to support their cause, protesters camping in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline braced Tuesday for action by a growing police and military force to the north after the pipeline company issued a …
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Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’ as law officers mobilize

Bismarck Tribune – ‎Oct 25, 2016‎
About five miles away, a law enforcement staging area had grown considerably from the day before, with several buses and National Guard Humvees parked among military-style tents and emergency trailers. Officers from at least six states have answered …

Protesters dig in amid fears of law enforcement raid

Bismarck Tribune – ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
People protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline line North Dakota Highway 1806 in Morton County at the site of a new camp which was being put together on Monday. On Sunday, a road block made from rocks, wood and hay bales was put in place but later …

83 Arrested During Protest Against Construction of North Dakota Pipeline

KTLA – ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
A Native American protestors holds up his arms as he and other protestors are threatened by private security guards and guard dogs, at a work site for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) oil pipeline, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, September 3, 2016.

With treaty claim, pipeline protesters move to private land

Daily Reporter – ‎Oct 25, 2016‎
Authorities said four security guards and two guard dogs were injured; the tribe says protesters reported that six people had been bitten by security dogs, and at least 30 people were pepper-sprayed. More than 260 people have been arrested since the …

Mass Arrests and Strip Searches of Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Raise Tensions

DeSmog (blog) – ‎Oct 25, 2016‎
Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, was arrested for trespassing on September 8 for filming security guards attacking protesters, and later faced riot charges. A North Dakota judge dismissed the riot charges on October 17, but many journalists fear

More Than 300 Dakota Protesters Trespassed On Private Land

Daily Caller – ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
9 that security guards and two guard dogs were injured as several hundred protesters living in the Standing Rock Sioux reservation confronted pipeline workers. Altercations ratcheted up further on Sept. 28, when authorities in North Dakota told

Tribal chairman says law enforcement militarization is ‘needlessly escalating violence and unlawful arrests’

Grand Forks Herald – ‎Oct 25, 2016‎
About 15 teepees, several campers, more than 50 tents and several military tents have been set up at the frontline camp, which is across from where Dakota Access security guards armed with dogs and pepper spray clashed with protesters on Sept. 3.

Protesters reestablish roadblock as new camp near pipeline grows, Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene

Duluth News Tribune – ‎Oct 24, 2016‎
About 100 Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gathered Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, on Morton County Road 136, where law enforcement officials set up a roadblock. Authorities blocked the road into St. Anthony, N.D., where an elementary school was on …

Quick Facts About Dakota Access Pipeline

The Dakota Access Pipeline will connect the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to existing pipelines in Illinois. The pipeline will enable 100 percent domestically produced light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to reach major refining markets in a more direct, cost-effective, safer and responsible manner. The pipeline will also reduce the current use of rail and truck transportation to move Bakken crude oil to major U.S. markets to support American energy needs.

Dakota Access security worker with assault rifle removed from protest

INFORUM – ‎Oct 29, 2016‎
A Dakota Access Pipeline security worker with an assault rifle talks to pipeline opponents during a standoff that unfolded Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in the area of the pipeline protest. He was later removed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Photo

DAPL Security Guard Arrested For Pulling Gun — Native American ‘Protectors’ Set His Truck on Fire

EnviroNews (registration) (blog) – ‎Oct 28, 2016‎
(EnviroNews World News) — Fort Yates, North Dakota — Following a car chase and an armed standoff, a man concluded to be a Dakota Access Pipeline Project (DAPL) security guard, reportedly burst into a protest encampment and pointed an assault rifle at …
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