Bethel residents are calling for action from city officials over allegations of police brutality against an Alaska Native.
KYUK reports locals gave emotional testimony at the Bethel City Council meeting Tuesday. Among speakers was Agnes Gregory, the sister of a man whom a witness said was violently arrested by a police officer.
Gregory told the council that people treat their animals better than the treatment her brother received.
According to court documents and a police report, Wassillie Gregory was arrested July 12 by officer Andrew Reid. The witness says the officer used excessive force.
Officials say the incident is being investigated.
City Attorney Patty Burley declined to comment to The Associated Press Thursday. The officer did not return an email seeking comment. It's unclear if he has an attorney.