A new state prosecutor has found a place in Petersburg. The Department of Law has assigned Assistant District Attorney Nick Polasky, who works out of Juneau to this position. Polasky will also cover Kake, as well as statewide extradition cases.
Polasky was formerly one of the three prosecutors in Ketchikan. This summer the Department announced that it would be adding a fourth attorney to the District Attorney's office in Juneau. This decision came after Petersburg officials raised concerns about short staffing in the D.A.'s office, the local dismissal rate for cases and a lack of communication with local police.
“A fourth prosecutor in Juneau would increase the department’s ability to respond to different courts by 25 percent,” Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said.
Polasky stated he is looking forward to working in Petersburg and getting to know the community.