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Tribe says sheriff has put Klamath at risk

Sheriff Dean Wilson, second from left, and Police Sgt. Erik Apperson, far right, shake hands at the scene of an arrest on Sept. 22 in Crescent City. Also pictured are Sheriff’s Commander Tim Athey, far left, and Interim Police Chief Scott Barry. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
Who to blame is being disputed 

The Yurok Tribal Police has a budget of at least $420,000 a year (usually much more), eight employed officers, a department building in Klamath and several patrol cars, and yet, if someone makes a 911 call for service in Klamath, they will most likely wait at least 20 minutes for a Del Norte Sheriff Deputy to arrive from Crescent City.

The under-utilization of the Yurok Tribe Police department stems from a disagreement between the tribe and Sheriff Dean Wilson that has been ongoing for nearly four years.

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