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By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
Associated Press 

Ketchikan Police chief charged with assaulting man at resort

 

January 12, 2023



AP KETCHIKAN — A police chief in Alaska pleaded not guilty on Dec. 29 to charges that he assaulted an intoxicated man while he was off-duty at a resort restaurant, including allegedly shoving the man head-first into a wall and putting him in a chokehold.

A grand jury returned an indictment Thursday for Ketchikan Police Chief Jeffrey Harrison Walls for felony third-degree assault. He is also charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault and two counts of reckless endangerment, which are misdemeanors.

During an arraignment Friday, defense attorney Jay Hochberg entered a not-guilty ple...



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