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Akiachak Hires New Interim Tribal Chief Of Police

Sep 22, 2017

Akiachak has a new interim Tribal Chief of Police. Their former chief, John Snyder, was recently arrested for allegedly strangling his wife.

Akiachak has hired a new interim Tribal Chief of Police after State Troopers arrested former Tribal Police Chief John Snyder for allegedly strangling his wife.

According to Tribal Administrator Jonathan Lomack, Officer Tutu Tagaloa was promoted to interim chief shortly after Snyder was arrested and has been working in that capacity for several weeks. The community will search for a permanent hire for the position in October.

Snyder is charged with multiple counts of assault and is being held at the Yukon Kuskokwim Correctional Center.