Describing the findings as "horrific," U.S. Senator Mark Begich called for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold a hearing on the recently released Indian Law and Order Commission report.
The Commission report details the cycle of violence and injustice in rural Alaska and calls for strong actions from the State of Alaska, Congress, and Alaska Native leadership.
The report describes problems with public safety and justice as severe, and an entire chapter was devoted to problems in alaska.
During the hearing, Senator Begich questioned interior department officials about public safety issues in the report.