What Are Your Rights When Police Come To Your Door?
Anchorage man may sue over "civil rights violation"
Zellmer: Nah. I don't... What do you...
Officer: OK. Go ahead. Turn around.
Zellmer: No, no, no. OK, OK, OK. No, no, no. My daughter's in the house.
Officer: You see that red dot? That's a Taser. You don't want that.
Officer 3: Sir, you're not going to go in the house where you have access to a weapon without us going with you. It's that simple.
Officer 2: Where's your ID?
Daughter: Why is everybody in here?
Zellmer: I don't know why they're in here.
In the span of a minute, Zellmer said the situation had escalated.
“Man, they totally surprised me,” he said. “It was like they were out to get me, man. That really freaked me out. My daughter, she's young. After they said they were going to Tase me, in my head, I was thinking, ‘If my daughter comes out to the porch and sees me Tasered on the ground of our deck with all these cops standing around, she's gonna freak out.”
Jeff Mittman, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the officers were in the wrong.