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 Department is investigating both cases. State Troopers are also investigating the shooting.