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Police announce community game in lieu of National Night Out

The annual August public affair exercise was canceled over coronavirus concerns.

 

Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer, left, and Deputy Chief David Campbell, right, pose with Sgt. Nick Garza, center, for Garza's promotion to sergeant on Oct. 14, 2020. (Courtesy photo / JPD)

JPD officer promoted to sergeant

He has been with JPD since 2009.

 

A 17-year-old boy is being charged with driving under the influence and other charges after an early-morning crash on Sept. 19 damaged two houses in the Mendenhall Valley.

Teenager arrested after vehicle rams houses

The boy suffered a small cut, the only injury of the crash.

A 17-year-old boy is being charged with driving under the influence and other charges after an early-morning crash on Sept. 19 damaged two houses in the Mendenhall Valley.
Ana Corcoran, left, receives a plaque from Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer naming her his choice for JPD’s Civilian of the Year, Sept. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Police Department)

JPD announces annual officer and civilian awards

The regular, formal ceremony was put paid to by pandemic.

Ana Corcoran, left, receives a plaque from Juneau Police Department Chief Ed Mercer naming her his choice for JPD’s Civilian of the Year, Sept. 18, 2020. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Police Department)
Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)

Office of Special Prosecution will not charge officer in fatal December shooting

The comments the officer made on bodycam footage are not evidence of premeditation, OSP says.

Kelly Michael Stevens, pictured here in 2007, was shot and killed during an encounter with a Juneau Police Department officer on Dec. 29, 2019. The family is filing a wrongful death suit against the JPD, the City and Borough of Juneau, and the officer involved in the shooting. (Courtesy photo / Ben Crittenden)
The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)

JPD officers wear special badges for 50th anniversary of Juneau’s unification

The badges are authorized for wear until the end of the year.

The Juneau Police Department has commemorative badges, left, for officers that requested them for the 50th anniversary of the unification of Juneau and Douglas. (Courtesy photo / Juneau Police Department)
Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened

Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened

Attorneys say new evidence merits reexamination of previously cleared officer.

Lawyers want investigation of police shooting reopened
Troopers close Sitka cold case

Troopers close Sitka cold case

Answers to a 24-year-old tragedy have been found.

Troopers close Sitka cold case
Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown

Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown

A crowd gathered to watch, and all on-duty officers were called in

Report of altercation turns into multiple arrests downtown
The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Juneau Police Department releases regulations and operations manual

The move comes after a push for transparency from the public.

The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Police Department organized participation in the National Night Out for all Juneau public services, including Capital City Fire/Rescue, the Alaska State Troopers, and other uniformed and nonuniformed public services, Aug. 6, 2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges

The charges include half a dozen felonies accrued over approximately 48 hours.

Man arrested by JPD Monday faces new charges
6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley

6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley

Police investigated the house after following a vehicle driving unsafely.

6 cited or arrested at condemned building in Valley
An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)

Parents of man killed by JPD to sue department

The officer was cleared by the state, but not everyone finds that decision valid.

An officer from the Juneau Police Department investigate an officer involved shooting off Cinema Drive on Dec. 29,2019. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire File)
Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020.

Improving but there’s more work to do, JPD and Assembly agree

The JPD meets many standards protesters want already, chief says

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire                                The Juneau Police Department, March 20, 2020.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer was among the attendees at the “I Can’t Breathe” vigil held Saturday, May 30 at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park.

JPD Chief talks department strengths, struggles amid nationwide protests

The department is adapting to deal with community demands.

Peter Segall | Juneau Empire                                Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer was among the attendees at the “I Can’t Breathe” vigil held Saturday, May 30 at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park.
Police arrest two men following Saturday morning stabbing

Police arrest two men following Saturday morning stabbing

The victim is in stable conditions after being beaten and stabbed.

Police arrest two men following Saturday morning stabbing
It is now and always will be a police car. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
It is now and always will be a police car. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
JPD awards citizens and officers for lifesaving, service, bravery
JPD awards citizens and officers for lifesaving, service, bravery