Unsealed report alleges police mishandled drug investigation

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An unsealed report indicates Anchorage police mishandled an investigation into drug dealing by recruiters with the Alaska National Guard.

    A federal judge unsealed a redacted version of the confidential investigative report Tuesday after the Anchorage Daily News and KTUU argued the public should have access to allegations of wrongdoing by high-ranking public officials.

    The report completed in March 2015 by retired Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. Rick Brown portrays a close relationship between some police personnel and National Guard leadership, and it alleges misconduct by former Guard officials and Anchorage police leaders.

    A spokesman for current Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll declined to comment on details of the report, citing the ongoing civil trial on a related wrongful termination complaint.

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