Indian tribe donates to Oakland officers' fund

March 24, 2009 5:25:13 PM PDT
A Southern California Indian tribe is stepping up to help the families of the murdered Oakland officers.

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The Morongo band of Mission Indians of Palm Springs Tuesday donated $10,000 to the families of each officer. They presented the checks to the Oakland Police Officers Association.

"Someone asked me the other day, 'why would a tribe from 500 miles away would so this,' because it's the right thing to do," Morongo Tribal Council member Dennis Miller said.

Attorney General Jerry Brown was also on hand and hopes the donation will inspire others to give as well.

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