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Report: Big problems in DOC

...face-down by correctional officers.As two correctional officers were on Kobuk's back to restrain him, two Anchorage Police Department officers observed. "The police officer reported that he heard Mr. Kobuk yell several times that he...
FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

...times can somebody be drive stunned and it not be excessive. It doesn't get into that issue."The online Anchorage Police Department policy on Tasers says that "the officer shall energize the subject the least number of times and no longer...
Suicide mars AFN conference

...Alaska Federation of Natives conference announced there was a death at the Saturday afternoon closing ceremony.Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad said the person jumped from the third-floor balcony of the Dena'ina Center, according...
Obama's Anchorage visits cost city $500K , most in police OT

...Officials released the figure Thursday at the request of the Alaska Dispatch News.Most costs were incurred by the Anchorage Police Department, which had more than $480,000 in overtime.Obama visited over three days in late August and early September...
More scams since PFD payouts

...paid more than 644,000 recipients $2,072 on Thursday. That same day, the Better Business Bureau and the Anchorage Police Department received several complaints about callers posing as IRS agents who threatened lawsuits if payments were not...
3 passers-by, officer stop woman from jumping off overpass

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Police Department says a police officer and three passers-by stopped an apparently suicidal woman from jumping off a pedestrian overpass Saturday...
Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

...Watford's wrists, Peters said.Troopers launched a search for the Watfords that included a helicopter and an Anchorage Police Department K-9, but the effort to find them was halted after several hours.After the tip came in Thursday, the Watfords...
Anchorage man shot after opening door to his home

...23-year-old victim, who suffered a gunshot wound to his torso, was taken to a hospital to undergo surgery.Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Anita Shell says it is unclear whether the suspect and the victim knew each other.The shooting...
Anchorage mayor says police recruitment a priority

...improve public safety, partially through police recruitment.Berkowitz said Wednesday that he hopes to grow the Anchorage Police Department from 340 officers to 365 by the end of 2016, with a goal of 400 officers in the future, KTVA-TV reported...
Anchorage police spent nearly half million on Obama's visit

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama's visit to Anchorage came with a price, at least for the Anchorage Police Department.Chief Mark Mew told KTUU the presidential visit has cost more than $482,000 with final tallies yet to...


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