By Scott Bowlen
Ketchikan Daily News 

Ketchikan police chief on paid leave after indictment on assault charge


January 11, 2023

Ketchikan Police Chief Jeffrey Walls has been placed on paid administrative leave after being indicted for felony third-degree assault and five lesser charges related to an incident Sept. 10 at Salmon Falls Resort.

“Chief Walls is currently on administrative leave while we complete our internal review,” Ketchikan City Manager Delilah Walsh wrote in a Jan. 4 email. “Deputy Chief Eric Mattson has assumed the role of acting chief.”

“We will do an internal investigation,” City Manager Delilah Walsh said in a telephone interview with the Ketchikan Daily News on Jan. 3.

Walls had con...

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