Joni Bryant, the former executive director of Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission, had been accused of using the nonprofit’s checking account and credit cards to make unauthorized purchases and cash withdrawals for herself.
The Anchorage Police Department gave public presentations during an Anchorage Assembly public safety committee meeting Wednesday on the processes and tools available to law enforcement when it comes to addressing homeless camps and panhandling.
Kenneth Manzanares’ attorneys say they plan to seek a 7 1/2 year prison sentence, while prosecutors say they will recommend a life sentence, calling the killing brutal and violent. Sentencing is set for next month.
Policy governing the use of the cameras and the public’s access to the video they capture is not yet in place, and various community organizations and groups are interested in making sure members of the public have a voice in the process.