Alaska court hears suit on village law enforcement
Thursday, September 18, 2003

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case challenging law enforcement in Alaska Native villages.

The villages say shortages in the the village public safety officer (VPSO) program amount to racial discrimination. They say their officers are underpaid, undertrained and underarmed.

A lower court judge ruled against the villages.

Get the Story:
Court to rule on shortage of VPSOs (The Anchorage Daily News 9/17)

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