Salazar Defends Investigation into Artifact Thefts
Responding to a question from The Associated Press on Monday, Salazar says he has no regrets about the investigation and ensuing arrests.
On Saturday, Utah's two U.S. senators said they want Congress to investigate the actions of federal agents who arrested 23 of those indicted last week following a two-year undercover investigation. One of the indicted men was found dead in an apparent suicide.
The senators said the raid was overkill.
Salazar said federal agents were only following laws intended to protect American Indian artifacts from harm.