Juneau police officer James Esbenshade shot and killed Jelly Michael Stephens in late December while responding to a 911 call.
Deputy Chief David Campbell told the Juneau Assembly last week that, in an effort to avoid racial profiling, officers stopped asking people for their race in 2016.
Deputy Chief David Campbell says force is always something that’s going to be used in police work — but, it has to be justified.
Juneau police named James Esbenshade as the officer who shot and killed Kelly Michael Stephens.
Research says adding officers typically has no detectable effect on crime rates. Rather, it has more of an impact on training, shift relief and responding to other non-crime-related calls in the community.
A still-unidentified driver drove a silver Jeep through the Eagles Cemetery on Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, damaging headstones and fences and uprooting a 50-year-old lilac bush.
Someone used rocks to break windows of at least seven downtown Juneau businesses during the weekend. Juneau police received a report shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday that a number of windows along South Franklin Street and elsewhere had been vandalized.
Juneau police responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning in for an apparent accidental shooting at a downtown residence.
The House majority caucus meets Monday evening and could remove representative, accused of assault, from the caucus and his committee assignments.
Police responded to a call that 27-year-old Zachary Pratt was causing a disturbance inside a business on Hospital Drive on Saturday night.