Trooper arrest investigated after YouTube post

May 02, 2013 -- 10:10am

 

- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The arrest of a Kodiak woman by two Alaska State Troopers is under review after a video of the encounter was posted on YouTube. The 11-minute video shows a trooper arguing with 20-year-old Skyler Irene Waite in her home Monday. As the trooper moves to leave, Waite moves behind him, and the trooper turns and shoves her backward. His partner sweeps Waite's leg and she is taken, yelling and kicking, into a trooper vehicle. Waite later said she was reaching for the door.  Col. Keith Mallard, head of the troopers, says troopers have asked for a review of the encounter by the state Office of Professional Standards. The troopers, Brian Mitchell and Boyd Branch, have not been placed on administrative leave.

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