Attorney General Craig Richards says for healing to occur following allegations of misconduct within the Alaska National Guard, there needs to be a public vetting of what happened.
Richards is expected to recommend to the governor a special investigator to look into the issue.
Richards said having someone within the Department of Law handle the matter was considered. But he said he felt it was important for a special investigator to be independent. He told APRN the investigator will be asked to produce a report.
Meanwhile, Richards also said his department, like others, is looking at ways to reduce costs.
He said no decision has been made on whether to pursue the state's appeal of a court decision striking down a ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska.