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FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation of a 2014 Taser incident in the Sitka jail, police chief Sheldon Schmitt said Monday.On Nov. 3, Schmitt announced he had asked Alaska State Troopers to investigate the tasering of a Sitka...
Sitka officials talk about leaked jail video

...little over one year ago.City Administrator Mark Gorman called a news conference Wednesday with Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt and Planning and Community Development director Maegan Bosak to reassure the public that they are "taking the matter...
Sitka hospital CEO says he was assaulted, plans to depart

...Comer said he was willing to help the city and hospital as needed, from Arizona, KCAW reported.Sitka police Chief Sheldon Schmitt confirmed to the radio station that Comer called dispatch Friday afternoon to report an assault on a hiking trail...
Sitka man charged in police standoff

...police arrested Dailey.Police said alcohol appears to have been a factor in the altercation.Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said he was pleased with how his officers handled the situation. "I thought the officers did a good job staying...
Sitka officer charged with wildlife offense

...Strait. They seized Rice's rifles.Rice has been with the Sitka Police Department for 24 years.Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt the city will conduct an administrative investigation when the criminal case is decided.Rice faces a Jan. 7 court...
Sitka officer retires after 27 years, which is hard to get in Sitka. ... As far as pretty places go, you can't beat Sitka."Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt described Allen as "one of the rocks of the department," and his own "security blanket.""He knows everybody...
The guns of August reach Alaska

...goes on patrol with an automatic weapon."We train all of our guys as generalists," explained Sitka police chief Sheldon Schmitt. "We're just handling it with our patrol officers."When a SWAT-type call comes in, once or twice a year...
Sitka woman loses $3,000 in wire scam

...first $3,028 had been picked up, but the second $3,028 was still at the receiving office. Police say the victim got that money back, but not the initial $3,028. Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said the investigation remains active.
Juneau passed over by federal funds for police

...The goal is to make the environment around the schools safer and to decrease violence and bullying, Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. "It's also to promote the police department in a positive way and not necessarily as an adversary, but...
4 killed, 1 injured in stabbings

...fifth victim was taken to a local hospital and listed in serious condition as of Tuesday evening, Sitka Police Chief Sheldon Schmitt said. "It's an incident like we've never had in Sitka and it's a tragedy on top of it," he said. Police...


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