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In its letter to the FBI, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska says it's believes prejudice may have influenced police conduct last year when an Alaska Native teenager was arrested. (Photo by Emily Kwong/KCAW)

Sitka Tribe pens letter to FBI, requests consultation regarding local police department policies

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On Sept. 6, 2014, Franklin Hoogendorn was stripped, held down and then tased in his cell. The letter alleges that prejudice exists within the Sitka Police Department and asks the FBI to consult with the tribe during the investigation.
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