Both Anchorage’s fire and police departments have been sued for racial discrimination.
What do the data show about police shootings and use of force in Alaska, and how often it’s used on black and Alaska Native people? What policies govern use of force by the police? What do we know about how officers are disciplined for violating those policies? And does the ethnic makeup of Alaska law enforcement agencies mirror the communities they police?
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll said that the department has a “progressive mindset” when it comes to its use of force policies, but acknowledged there are areas where the department needs to improve.
Anchorage police officers killed a man late Wednesday night after he pointed a handgun at them. The shooting happened after 11 p.m. in the parking lot of a Fred Meyer grocery store in the east Anchorage Muldoon area.
Anchorage Police Department is internally reorganizing to better respond as property and violent crime continue to increase in Anchorage.
Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley announced he’s stepping down at a news conference Monday inside the Anchorage Police Department’s headquarters.