The Anchorage Police Department explained its decision to retire a long-running social media campaign in a lengthy Facebook post Wednesday morning, claiming the events described in the posts were all real, despite releasing previous statements this month suggesting otherwise.
In Anchorage, 2017 is known to be the city’s deadliest year on record. While that hasn’t changed, the Anchorage Police Department previously reported 37 people died in homicides that year — then earlier this month, the department presented a different number during a public meeting.
The man taken into custody following a deadly hit-and-run incident that left another man dead and closed part of the Glenn Hwy. Saturday was reportedly a friend of the victim, according to court documents.
The effort is aimed at increasing police accountability and transparency, but some assembly members anticipate future discussions about how the cameras are used and under what circumstances the public has access to the video they record could be contentious.
In what Alaska’s Department of Law (DOL) calls the most significant fraud on Alaskans in years, seven retirees lost a combined total of $1.5 Million to a precious metals investment company allegedly targeting elderly Christian and politically conservative investors.