from an Alaskan who is more familiar with the situation than any of us:
You seem a mite confused as to the cast of characters and other aspects of the case,so let me sort some things out. Tod didn't fire anyone - he can't.
Trooper Wooten was married to Sarah Palin's sister (his fourth marriage, I believe, if that tells you anything). He is the one accused of Tazing a kid, drinking beer in uniform in his patrol car, moose poaching while he was a Protection Officer ( a State Trooper with a brown, rather than blue uniform), and threatening S. Palin's father. He is still on the force after receiving a paltry 5 days suspension (reduced on appeal from 10 days). I don't know his ethnic background.
Walt Monegan is the one who was fired- Commissioner of Public Safety (head of State Troopers). Commissioners are appointed by the Gov. and serve at the whim of the Gov. and can be fired for any or no reason at all. In addition to whatever underlying Wooten stuff - which he really couldn't do much about, as the Wooten case had been done by the previous Commissioner, he had differences with the Gov on several issues, and tried an end run around her on some funding stuff. That's called insubordination and is sufficient reason (not that the Gov. needs ANY reason) to fire him - and she did, after offering him a transfer to head another division. Walt is part Native, highly competent, and as far as I know, hasn't a drinking problem.
He just stepped on his whanger on this one....
This whole "abuse of power" charge is pretty pathetic, started in a bar by Wooten and Andrew "Dog in the Manger" Halcrow who lost to S. Palin in the run for Gov.
While I have some issues with Palin on other matters - one in particular, dealing with ethical Gubernatorial conduct, this isn't one of them. As far as I'm concerned, she's free and clear on this one, tho the Obama networks will spin it the other way.
According to the first of 4 findings statements, she is guilty of "abuse of power" by ommission- not reigning in Tod and a couple of her top advisors - if she even knew what they were doing. According to Tod's affidavid, she did indeed tell him at least once to drop his pursuit of Wooten dismissal.