Anchorage police said Thursday that no charges would be filed in the wild, drunken brawl involving as many as 20 people at a birthday party last month that included several members of the Palin family, who arrived in a white Hummer limousine.
We’ve reported some of the accounts we received shortly after the Sept. 6 incident, which occurred around 11 p.m. The witnesses, many of whom were said to be quite intoxicated, generally confirmed the initial accounts in separate reports by five responding police officers. While former governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was at the party, according to police reports, she does not appear to have been directly involved in the fighting.
There appear to have been at least two fights involving the Palins — one in front of the house between Palin’s husband, Todd, their son Track and several other men; and then a second one that began between the Palins’ daughter Bristol, the owner of the home, Korey Klingenmeyer and some others.
Track Palin was shirtless, with “blood around his mouth and on his hands” and “appeared to be heavily intoxicated,” according to one report. “He acted belligerent at first” when asked to come out of the limo to talk to officers, “and a female who turned out to be his mother told him to talk to me.”
Track said the fighting started when “some guys were talking rudely to his sisters [Willow and Bristol] making them cry,” one report said, so they decided to leave. As they were doing so, Track said, someone hit a friend of his and knocked him to the ground, and then Track was jumped from behind, according to the report.
“Todd interjected,” the officer reported, saying that then “everything escalated, and it was a situation they couldn’t walk away from.”
Meanwhile, Klingenmeyer, described as “mildly intoxicated,” said Bristol Palin approached him in the back yard and and began swearing and threatening another woman. Klingenmeyer told her to leave, and she refused and threatened him before “punching him in the face repeatedly with both hands,” according to the officer’s report.
Klingenmeyer said that Track Palin and another man then came up and “began throwing punches at him.” The officer reported that while he was talking with Klingenhmeyer, both Todd and Track Palin came back up the driveway and police had to “separate everyone to keep things from escalating again.”
Bristol Palin, whom we remember fondly from her fine performance on “Dancing With the Stars,” told police “her younger sister Willow told her an older lady pushed her.” So Bristol “went towards the woman to confront her,” and Klingenmeyer pushed her down to the ground” and called her, among other things, a “slut” repeatedly, according to police.
Another witness told police that Bristol Palin hit Klingenmeyer “in the face multiple times,” and that two women pulled her away “and that was when she went down to the ground.”
Just a Saturday night out with the family.