01/05/15 - 11:18pm
JUNEAU — Alaska’s new attorney general is in the process of hiring a special investigator to look into the handling of sexual assault complaints within the Alaska National Guard, Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills said Monday.
Attorney General Craig Richards is vetting five candidates who have strong criminal investigation backgrounds and are in good standing with the Alaska Bar, said Grace Jang, a spokeswoman for Gov. Bill Walker.
Jang did not have a set timeline for the hiring but expected it to be soon. She said the choice will have to be approved by Walker.