Anchorage Police Beset By Turnover, Low Recruiting Numbers

ANCHORAGE, AK &#8211 The Anchorage Police Department is anticipating a staffing shortfall next year, which could lead to delays in its responses to low-priority 911 calls, downsizing of specialized units like detectives and traffic enforcement, and steeper overtime costs, according to Chief Mark Mew. Mew stressed that the department had not determined exactly which approach […]

D.C. Fire Chief Cleared In Assault Complaint Involving Firefighter

WASHINGTON, DC &#8211 The District’s fire chief, Kenneth B. Ellerbe, will not be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a firefighter who filed a complaint with police after a confrontation at the scene of a burning ambulance, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Prosecutors “reviewed the matter and determined there was insufficient evidence to go forward with […]