The Anchorage Police Department and the union representing its officers have come to an agreement on a body-worn camera policy following months of negotiations.
The tumultuous process has spanned three police chiefs and led to mounting community frustration. The Alaska Black Caucus sued the city over the delays, saying it shouldn’t take more than two years to implement a policy. Voters approved a $1.8 million tax increase to purchase the cameras in spring 2021.
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