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Amid police staffing shortage, hostile workplace allegations resurface at recent assembly meeting

Sitka’s police department remains seriously short-staffed. Chief Robert Baty argues that police departments across the country are struggling to recruit and retain officers. But when he gave his quarterly report to the Sitka Assembly on December 26, he was met with grievances from former staff and their families who say the staffing shortage points to a hostile work culture at the local level rather than national trends. Read More

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