The arrest of a woman by the Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak is under investigation by the State Office of Professional Standards.
A video of the arrest, taken by a teenager, was posted to YouTube under the title, “Young Woman Arrested for Nothing.”
Troopers and medics responded Monday night to the Kodiak home on the report of an apparent pill overdose.
The video shows 20-year-old Skyler Irene Waite arguing with the trooper about some marijuana that was found in the home. As the trooper is leaving, Waite reaches up and the Trooper knocks her to the floor and handcuffs her.
Trooper Colonel Keith Mallard found out about the incident when the video was sent to the Trooper’s official Facebook account. He says that led to an immediate investigation, which is typical for complaints against officers.
Troopers say that Waite was arrested on the charges of 4th degree Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.