Anchorage appeals financial award to fired police officer

Anchorage television station KTVA reports attorneys for the municipality on Friday appealed the award made in federal court to former police Lt. Anthony Henry, who was fired four years ago.

The city has spent more than $1 million in legal fees on the case.

The municipality claimed Henry leaked confidential informants’ names and lied during an investigation into drug dealing and sexual assault within the Alaska National Guard.

Henry’s attorneys said he had tried to help a colleague with a medical condition.

U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline (BEYEST-leyen) ruled for Henry and awarded him just less than $1.97 million.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
PALMER, Alaska Alaska’s second largest municipality is considering options to deal with crime including a proposal to launch a new police force. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday that...
JUNEAU, Alaska Alaska’s largest newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for its work examining law enforcement in rural communities, a feat coming less than three years...
Top Stories
The B.C. Court of Appeal says the provincial government will not have to pay the full $8 million in compensation awarded to a man who spent 27 years in prison before...
CHUGIAK EAGLE RIVER, Alaska Residents of an Alaska district are discussing the possibility of leaving the municipality of Anchorage to form their own local government. The Chugiak Eagle River Star reported...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska A man suspected of threatening hospital security officers with a gun has been jailed on suspicion of assault and weapons misconduct. Matthew D. Johnston, 23, was detained...