Yakutat’s police force has updated guidelines for how and when its officers use force. The updated policy restricts chokeholds and emphasizes de-escalating potentially violent confrontations.
The Anchorage FBI office will be taking a leadership role in the investigation of the 2014 tasing of a teenager in a Sitka jail cell. Franklin Hoogendorn, age 18, was a student at Mt. Edgecumbe High School when he was arrested and tased by three officers, while in custody of the Sitka Police Department.