By Laura M Warren
March 21, 2007
When the police showed up then they arrested (you guessed it) my family member. The police did not even get the names of the attackers, or concern themselves too much on finding out what had happened, no offer of medical assistance, they just let them all go and took my family member to jail for the night, so his bruised, beat up, traumatized wife had to find her own way home. The next morning in court the judge could not understand why my family member was even there, there was no arrest, no charges filed, no complaint, the Ketchikan police just decided to keep him in jail over night.
I think the officer that made this decision needs to go back to school, get into another line of work or preferably get fired. Although most of Ketchikan's police force does a wonderful job, there are a few of them that seem to suffer from some type of common sense disability.
It is my understanding that
this same group of budding humanitarians have been involved in
numerous problems around town, I guess I'm wondering when is
enough going to be enough for our police force. Let's review,
why would a happily married couple, active in the community,
business owners, parents of three little kids, out for an evening
on the town, hand over their possessions, and then pick a fight
with 8 or 10 gang bangers? That would be a no brainer, the more
interesting question is why would Ketchikan Police Officers allow
this type of gang activity to go on in Ketchikan. Another interesting
question is how long are the people of Ketchikan going to put
up with gang type activity?
Laura M Warren
About: "I have lived in Southeast Alaska for 20 years, 17 on Prince of Wales Island and the last 3 in Ketchikan. "
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