Anchorage police Lt. Nancy Reeder has accepted Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly’s offer to serve as the city’s new police chief.
Cody Eyre, 20, was fatally shot by law enforcement in Fairbanks on Christmas Eve, 2017. His grandmother plans to hold a rally on Capitol steps in Juneau on the anniversary of his death to call for better mental health crisis intervention training.
The Fairbanks Police Department remains understaffed, despite a recently approved hiring bonus. Police Chief Eric Jewkes told City Council members this week the substandard pay is driving high turnover and making recruiting difficult.