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11/17/08 - Blocked from database


When Lt. Antone Monroe stops someone in the deep woods, his heart beats a little faster. Unlike other police officers, he can’t check a suspect’s background by typing a name or license number into a computer.
The reason?
Monroe, a big man in a dark blue uniform, is a member of the Narragansett Indian Tribal Police Department. He and three other policemen, plus two conservation officers, patrol the tribe’s thickly wooded 1,800 acres off Route 2.