Pope “playing Indian” in Washington, D.C.
Published July 30, 2018
TULALIP, Wash. — Less than a week after the arrest of Redwolf Pope, the Tulalip Tribal Court is currently taking steps to have the court’s former extern disbarred from its court. Pope was arrested last Tuesday night after a judge in Santa Fe, New Mexico signed a warrant for his arrest after the Santa Fe Police department conducted an investigation into Pope after roommates of his turned in video tapes of Pope having sex with an unconscious woman.
Redwolf Pope mugshot after his arrest for rape
Pope faces charges of third-degree felony criminal sexual penetration, criminal sexual contact, aggravated battery and false imprisonment.
The story was carried by several national publications and garnered a lot of attention in and out of Indian Country. Several stories referenced that Pope was an attorney for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington. Native News Online did so because it is listed on a website.
When Native News Online inquired reached out to the Tulalip Tribal Court for a comment, the following statement was sent via email on Monday, July 30, 2018:
“Redwolf Pope was an extern in the Tulalip Office of Civil Legal Aid in the summer of 2013. Mr. Pope was admitted as a spokesperson that same year after he passed the Tulalip Bar Exam. In 2015 the Tulalip Tribal Court updated his status to inactive after he failed to keep his bar dues current. The Tulalip Tribal Court is taking steps to permanently disbar Mr. Pope. Tulalip Tribal Court was one of the first tribal courts in the nation to implement the tribal provisions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and we are fiercely committed to the protection of women and children.” Wendy Church — Court Director, Tulalip Tribal Court
Pope has been extradicted from Phoenix to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where is being jail with no bond.
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