Ketchikan reinstates police chief after felony charge dismissed
September 6, 2023
Ketchikan’s police chief returned to the job last month after a felony assault charge against him stemming from an off-duty altercation at a restaurant was dismissed by a Ketchikan Superior Court judge in mid-August.
Jeffrey Walls, 47, was indicted in December on six criminal charges including assault. He spent more than eight months on paid administrative leave as the case proceeded, and as city officials conducted an internal review.
Walls remains charged with five misdemeanors for assault and reckless endangerment. The altercation took place in front of numerous witnesses at the Salmon...