Anchorage Attorney Hired in Cases Against Bethel Police

The city of Bethel has hired an Anchorage law firm to represent them in recent cases involving the Bethel Police Department.

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Interim City Manager, Greg Moyer, confirms that the city has hired the law firm of Ingaldson, Maassen & Fitzgerald to represent the city in cases involving allegations of police brutality and an officer-involved shooting.

A woman from Arizona made allegations that she had witnessed an officer using excessive force with an Alaska Native man on July 12th.
And on August 15th a Bethel Police Officer shot a man wielding a bat during a confrontation in a neighborhood. The man who was shot, Aaron Moses, is reportedly recovering at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Bill Ingaldson is the attorney with the firm who is representing the city. He says the city has received notice that a family has retained an attorney.
Bethel police are investigating both cases. State Troopers are also investigating the shooting.

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Daysha Eaton is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.

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