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By Ben Muir 

Former Petersburg cop banned from being certified


December 21, 2017

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Kent Preston

A former Petersburg police officer was banned from working in the state of Alaska after sexual harassment allegations against him were presented to a state ethics council in early December.

Kent Preston, who was with the Petersburg Police Department for nearly a year in 2015 and 2016, can no longer become certified as an officer in Alaska. The Alaska Police Standards Council made the decision after it heard Executive Director Bob Griffiths' sexual harassment case against Preston on December 5. He will have a chance to appeal.

"It's kind of the national discussion right now," Griffiths said...

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