Soldotna man claims Alaska State Trooper used excessive force, AST disagrees
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:41 PM AKDT
Bob Bodell, 71, of Soldotna, claims he was sitting in the passenger seat of a stranded SUV on the side of Sterling Highway, waiting for his friends to return with some gas, when a rookie Alaska State Trooper tased, maced, and struck him twice for simply exercising his right to remain silent. However, the troopers’ version of what happened that night is much different.
Dave, 68, came to the campground with his old pickup camper three weeks ago. He says he’s waiting for veteran’s services to find him a permanent home. He, and many others at the campground, are growing more concerned as the weather gets colder.
“It’s going to be hard this winter, I have a feeling it’s going to be very hard,” said Joseph Link, who has been at the campground for two months.
Jordan Flowers, 23, was sentenced to 30 years with 10 years suspended for second-degree murder, as well as 10 years supervised probation following his sentence by Palmer Judge Jonathan Woodman, who had delayed the sentencing on three previous occasions.
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