The courts have different names and rules throughout the state — some focus on drug use, others on alcohol. And some specialize in categories of defendants, like parents or military veterans.
An art gallery and a private home were damaged.
The new group plans to continue holding these types of rallies — a few of them have also stood along roadsides in town with signs supporting the police in recent weeks.
Virginia and Kevin Stephens have named Officer James Esbenshade, Chief of Police Ed Mercer and the City of Borough of Juneau in a civil lawsuit for the wrongful death of their son.
Juneau police officer James Esbenshade shot and killed Jelly Michael Stephens in late December while responding to a 911 call.
The pilot project in the Second Judicial District, which includes Utqiagvik, Kotzebue and Nome, is part of the court system’s response to COVID-19.
Porter turned on the emergency lights and drove the firetruck 15 miles to Fishermen’s Bar in Naknek. He had parked the truck in front of the bar when police officers arrived and arrested him.
Many Alaskans’ court cases have been thrown into legal limbo because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anyone entering a federal courthouse in Alaska must wear a mask or face covering or they will not be allowed inside.
Duane Fields, 48, is the only person known to have been criminally prosecuted in the state for violating coronavirus quarantine rules.