Palin Family Brawl Detailed in Police Reports
The drunken brawl involving Sarah Palin and her family last month was a wild one, according to police reports released today, and at the center of the report is a Palin daughter repeatedly punching a man in the face, being pounced on by a group of women and then dragged by her legs across the lawn.
Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in the fight, Anchorage police said, but they released a report with several witness accounts of the brawl.
The police were called to a birthday party for twin brothers Matthew and Marc McKenna at the home of Korey Klingenmeyer in South Anchorage on Sept. 6. Klingenmeyer gave a witness account in the report and said Bristol Palin, eldest daughter of Sarah and Todd Palin, punched him five to six times in the face and that she was "hitting pretty hard."
An officer wrote that both Sarah and Todd Palin "appeared upset and and in a verbal argument with other individuals at the scene." There is no interview with the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee included in the report.
Klingenmeyer told police he was considering filing charges and was "angry that the Palins had showed up and were causing problems," according to the report. He told police he had asked Bristol to leave and she responded, "Who the f*** are you?" Klingemeyer told her he owned the home and Bristol said she didn't believe him and "she will kick his a**," the police report states.
Klingenmeyer said that's when Bristol first punched him and he then said he told her to hit "him again if it makes her feel better and she does," according to the document.
After five to six punches, Klingenmeyer "grabbed her fist as she punched again and he pushed back and she falls down. He says she gets up and tries to punch him again and he grabs her fist again and pushes her away and she falls down again," Klingenmeyer told police, who described him as "moderately intoxicated" in the report.
An officer described Bristol Palin in the report as "heavily intoxicated and upset" and told police that Klingenmeyer had "drug her across the lawn by her legs" calling her names. She also said both her sandals and sunglasses had been taken.
Matthew McKenna told police that night that he tried to break up the fight and saw people "piling" on Todd Palin. He also said after he saw Bristol punch Klingenmeyer six times a "bunch of wives tackled her a**."
The report includes a fight Track Palin, Sarah and Todd's eldest son, got into at the same party.
Police wrote that when they approached the scene Track Palin was being pushed into a limousine, described in the report as a "long white limousine," where his mother was sitting. He got out of the limo to speak to police after his mother told him to. Police described Track Palin as being shirtless and having "blood around his mouth and on his hands and he appeared to have an injury under his left eye, on his upper cheek." The officer said that Track Palin was "angry and intoxicated and I had a hard time getting him to calm down."
Track told police his friend was punched and knocked to the ground and Todd Palin said two men were attacking his son as well. Todd Palin said once the friend, named Steven, was punched the situation "escalated and it was a situation they couldn't walk away from."
The Palin's 20-year old daughter Willow was also interviewed and told police Klingenmeyer had "assaulted" Bristol and she had been pushed by an "older lady" and others involved in the fight were "saying things like f*** the Palins." Police described Willow as "extremely agitated."