Nez Perce Tribal police chief dismissed

LAPWAI, ID - Leslie Hendrick has been fired from her position as Chief of the Nez Perce Tribal Police.

Darren Williams, who is in charge of legal counsel for the tribe confirmed Thursday that Hendrick is no longer employed, but couldn't release further details because of privacy laws that protect personnel matters.

Sergeant Daniel Taylor will fill in as police chief for the time being. Hendrick has been with the police department for more than seven years. KLEW News reached out to Hendrick but she declined an interview.