Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tribune: Nobody's Talking About Firing of Nez Perce Tribal Police Chief

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Officials with the Nez Perce Tribe and their attorney are remaining tight-lipped over the firing of the tribe's chief of police.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that Leslie Hendrick—who served as the tribe's police chief for seven-and-a-half years—confirmed that she was fired. And while a staff attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel for the tribe confirmed the firing, he gave little additional information.

"That's all we have; she's no longer employed," Darren Williams told the Tribune.

Hendrick—who served on the Lewiston Police force for 19 years prior to her becoming the Nez Perce Police Chief—told the Tribune that her firing was over "an administrative violation."

"Supposedly, I didn't carry out some policies they thought I should have been," said Hendrick. "What I've been charged of not doing—it's asinine."

But Hendrick wouldn't elaborate further, saying she would appeal the firing.

"I'm going to fight this," she told the Tribune.

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