Police to release video of altercation with autistic man



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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Kodiak Police Department says it will release video and written reports of a physical encounter between three officers and an autistic man.

The Alaska Dispatch News reports (http://bit.ly/1YMRVj5 ) that the department's announcement Tuesday comes after Judge Steve Cole ordered the city to release the documents related to the September incident. Cole gave the city until Thursday to release recordings from the officers' chest cameras.

Kodiak Public Broadcasting Co. had filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking the release of documents in the case involving the officers and 28-year-old Nick Pletnikoff.

According to the suit, Pletnikoff had been checking his family's mailbox when the officers handcuffed and pepper sprayed him. He was not arrested or charged.

The police department says it will have the materials ready for release by Thursday.

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