Charges considered against Port Gamble officers
Two natural resource officers from the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington could face charges for allegedly detaining three non-Indian men off the reservation.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office conducted an investigation into the October 3 incident. They said the officers lacked authority to detain non-members off the reservation.

The tribe is also looking into the incident and is due to issue a report as soon as next week. A spokesperson said the officers were acting within the tribe's "usual and accustomed hunting grounds."

Adam Boling, one of the hunters involved, claims tribal officers pointed guns at his 2-year-old son and two other adult men.

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Investigation finds no tribal authority for detention of hunters at gunpoint in Brinnon (The Peninsula Daily News 10/28)

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