Bail has been set at $1 million for the alleged shooter in a weekend assault that left a Sitka woman hospitalized with bullet wounds in both legs. At least five other people face felony charges for various roles in the incident.
Earlier this month, the village of Marshall pushed Gov. Bill Walker to issue an emergency declaration in their community due to the region’s lack of public safety. For most of the past two decades, Marshall has been without police. Now residents are working out ways to defend their community on their own.
At the heart of the ACLU complaint is whether or not it was lawful for Palmer resident Andres Alexander Caceda-Mantilla to be put under arrest and detained for four days by Palmer police when there was no evidence he’d committed a criminal offense.