Day: April 12, 2017

KHNS News – April 12, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/12newscast.mp3 Recall petitions drawn up for three Haines Assembly members; Haines Assemblyman publicizes critical accounts of police behavior to motivate investigation; Southeast troll harvest cut by 100,000 kings in...

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Recall petitions drawn up for three Haines Assembly members

An effort to recall half of the Haines Borough Assembly is moving forward. Petitions to recall assembly members Tresham Gregg, Tom Morphet and Heather Lende have been drawn up on the basis of Alaska Open Meetings Act violations and misuse of an official position. Lende and Morphet are the body’s two newest members. They’ve been on the assembly for about six months. Gregg was elected in 2015. Resident Don Turner Jr. submitted three separate applications for recall petitions last week. In a letter to Turner released late Wednesday afternoon, borough clerk Julie Cozzi said she and the borough attorney...

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Haines Assemblyman publicizes critical accounts of police behavior to motivate investigation

On Tuesday, a Haines Assemblyman used an unconventional strategy to put pressure on borough administration to scrutinize police practices. Tom Morphet publicized four critical accounts of individuals’ encounters with Haines Police. Morphet says the accounts raise serious questions about police behavior and accountability. The police chief called Morphet’s actions ‘disturbing.’ https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/12PoliceComplaintswINTRO.mp3 Morphet says the ‘intimidating tactics’ four different people described after interactions with police lead him to believe the behavior is not an aberration. “I have a duty as a public representative to represent and protect the people of the Haines Borough,” Morphet said. “This behavior raises legitimate questions about...

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