Troopers Shove and Arrest Woman Caught on Camera

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by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - Video of an Alaska State Trooper pushing a woman has gone viral. The video surfaced after troopers arrested a Kodiak woman.

Reports say two troopers Brian Mitchell and Boyd Branch were responding to a 911 call. The video shows 20-year-old Skylar Waite arguing with trooper Mitchell allegedly over marijuana found in the home.

After some time Waite appears to reach for the door that is when Mitchell says he feared for his safety and pushed her away.

Skylar Waite spent the night in jail and was charged with fourth degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

 

 

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blah said on Saturday, May 11 at 7:04 PM

mayor@city.kodiak.ak.us Everyone has a right to request officers leave their homes, and everyone has a right to not be body slammed after winning an argument with a police officer, our mouth covered preventing speech or adequate breathing. Everyone has a right to have police officers who don't lie on their reports to protect their $130,000 a year job after body slamming us in our own homes, especially if that job is to be an unwanted presence to a paramedic call and harassing us in our homes. Email Brian Mitchell's managers joseph.masters@alaska.gov, terry.vrabec@alaska.gov, keith.mallard@alaska.gov, kelly.howell@alaska.gov, cheri.cadiente@alaska.gov, jeff.hoover@alaska.gov

William said on Sunday, May 19 at 9:18 AM

Alaska State Trooper Brian Mitchell is on video making a false arrest, and he brought false charges of assault against a 20 year old girl, Skyler Waite. Mitchell almost certainly trumps up charges routinely. I don't see how he can be a police officer any more because he has no credibility. Convictions sustained on Trooper Mitchell's testimony are now in question. How many people has Trooper Mitchell criminally convicted on false testimony, and trumped up charges. Alaska must overturn convictions based on testimony of Trooper Mitchell to maintain any credibility. If you are on a jury, think of Trooper Mitchell lying. Realize the Trooper you are listening probably is lying too. Alaska law enforcement officers are actually formally trained in effective lying. It is inherent in the police culture. It is normal procedure for them. It is routine. That's why Mitchell never gave it a second thought, even though it was on video. Remember this when you listen to police testimony as a juror.

Chuck said on Monday, Jul 22 at 2:39 PM

Disturbing Video. Trooper Mitchell is a danger to society. A power trip, with a gun.

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