Tag Archives: Francis de la Fuente

Kodiak turns out in full force for a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest

After a few smaller demonstrations last month, Kodiak turned out in full force last Thursday for a Black Lives Matter peaceful protest. More than 200 people gathered to honor the life of George Floyd and other black people police have killed in America. It was the largest racial justice protest many Kodiak residents could remember. A protester holds a sign …

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Kodiak Mask Makers churn out hundreds of masks for Kodiak’s emergency response

In response to state and international health advisories that anyone going out in public wear a mask, Kodiak’s Emergency Operations Center launched a drive for 2000 face masks to supply to the local community. Masks are widely recommended to protect people from transmitting respiratory droplets from the nose and mouth — those are the primary carriers of the coronavirus, according …

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Downtown locked down on Saturday night after reports of gunshots

Bars and restaurants near the harbormaster’s office were on lockdown Saturday night after reports of gunshots around 9 p.m. According to Lieutenant Francis de la Fuente, public information officer for Kodiak Police Department, an altercation between a male cab driver and another man set off the incident, but no one actually got shot. “We responded to [the] area and found …

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City reaches settlement on incident between Kodiak police and local autistic man


Screen cap from video of Pletnikoff incident Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has settled a lawsuit with the family of an autistic man who was pepper sprayed by a Kodiak Police officer in 2015. The Pletnikoff family first filed suit in Kodiak Superior Court against the city in 2016. Body cam footage captured the encounter between now 30-year-old Nick …

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