Lisa McEnulty

The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continues to focus attention on racism driven brutality and killings by law enforcement across the country.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the spotlight fell on Fairbanks during a city council meeting this week.

Grieving Families Examine Police Actions

Jun 12, 2020
Courtesy Samantha Eyre Harrison

Continuing protests have kindled a national conversation about racism and excessive force by law enforcement, especially on racial minorities. In Alaska, that’s resonated with Alaska Native families who have lost loved ones at the hands of police, including two in Fairbanks. As a warning, this story contains disturbing audio of fatal encounters with law enforcement.