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Alaska Man Arrested for Biting Anchorage Police Officer

A man has been arrested for allegedly biting an officer with the Anchorage (AK) Police Department assigned to the Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit (IDEU) who had been conducting a traffic stop.

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Alaska Officer Accused of $3 Million Theft in Plot with Oil Company Executive

An officer with the Anchorage Police Department is facing wire fraud charges after an investigation revealed that he and a senior executive with Conoco Phillips allegedly defrauded the oil company for millions of dollars.

Armed Civilian Prevents Attack on Alaskan Village Officers

Authorities say the assailant broke into the village public safety building on May 16, staged rifles inside, and set off the fire alarm. When officers responded, he opened fire on them.

Anchorage Officer Shot in Badge, Saved by Body Armor

The bullet hit Officer Jason Cusack's badge and was stopped by his body armor.

Alaska Officer Involved in Fatal OIS Last Year Returns to Duty

An officer with the Juneau Police Department who fatally shot a suspect during a 911 call in December has been cleared to return to administrative duty while the investigation into the incident continues.

Man Who Murdered Alaska Officer Sentenced to 119 Years in Prison

The man who was convicted of murdering an officer with the Fairbanks (AK) Police Department in a 2016 incident has been sentenced to more than a century in jail.

Policing When It's Freezing

Officers working in some of the coldest parts of the country need the right equipment and tactics to cope with the cold.

Man Killed After Pointing BB Gun at Alaska Officers

Three patrol cars arrived, Doll said. The man walked southbound toward the officers, and continued to walk toward them after officers told him to stop, according to Doll.

Supreme Court Considering When Arrests Violate First Amendment

“You can think of it,” Justice Elena Kagan said, “as a case where an individual police officer, you know, decides to arrest for jaywalking somebody wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt or, alternatively, a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap.”

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Arkansas Deputy Gives New Bike to Girl Who had Hers Stolen

Deputy Justin Butcher of the Garland County (AR) Sheriff's Office went "above and beyond the call of duty," said Sheriff Mike McCormick in a Facebook post, when he found a way to get a replacement bike for a little girl who had hers stolen.