Nez Perce Tribe fires judge who was accused of insubordination

The flag of the Nez Perce Tribe. Photo from Manataka American Indian Council

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho fired one of its judges for alleged insubordination.

Bruce Plackowski was in the second year of a four-year contract with the tribe. He was removed by the tribal council for reasons that haven't been detailed publicly but his lawyer indicated he was accused of accepting a bribe.

"We don't think a judge can be insubordinate to anyone," attorney Tim Gresbeck. told KLEW last month. "Judges should have autonomy judges should be independent."

Plackowski was a judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in Michigan prior to moving to Idaho.

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