Anchorage Police Department charges newspaper $400 for two-page public record

In June, Alaska Dispatch News (formerly Anchorage Daily News) asked the Anchorage Police Department for several decades’ worth of SWAT data. The newspaper reports:


Reporter Jerzy Shedlock tells me the paper was told by the police department that it took just over 9 hours (at $40 an hour) to collect the information.

* SWAT call-outs average one a month in Anchorage (