Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva filed suit claiming he was harassed and demoted after calling out irregularities.
The closest votes were for Public Safety Commissioner Amanda Price and Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum.
About 60 residents attended the town hall, and about a dozen spoke to union representatives from the Juneau Police Department and Alaska State Troopers about their experience with crime in the capital.
The Alaska State Troopers are at “critically low” staffing levels, according to a recruitment and retention plan report from the Department of Public Safety.
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.
Fairbanks Police Chief Randall Aragon says the department is in “crisis mode” in attracting new officers.