By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
Associated Press 

Ketchikan police chief charged with assaulting man at restaurant


January 4, 2023

Ketchikan’s police chief pleaded not guilty last Friday 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 against 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 plea for Walls...

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