In a Facebook video, Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka said a plate that said “FUHRER” was issued over a decade ago and invalidated in October after a public complaint. She said a new plate that said “3REICH” was issued in November, then invalidated in January.
Both personalized plates had slipped through an automated screening process. They weren’t on a list of more than 11,000 vulgar, violent, criminal and demeaning terms.
“The DMV’s electronic screening list will undergo a thorough review and be updated to add additional vulgar, violent, criminal and demeaning terms, per the criteria in the Alaska Administrative Code,” Tshibaka said.
She said a committee will review personalized plate requests that get flagged by the system, if staff are uncertain whether they are appropriate.