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Attorney General Barr: $10.5 million to help lawless villages


Fresh off of his trip to rural Alaska, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr on Friday declared a law enforcement emergency under the Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program.

Barr made $6 million immediately available to the state of Alaska for law enforcement needs of some “lawless” Alaska Native villages, with more funds and programs on the way, although it’s not clear how all of the money will be funneled to law enforcement entities or what the reporting structure will be. The $6 million will go to the state Department of Public Safety, but is not intended to fund more actual village public safety officer positions.


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