Police: Intoxicated Fire Chief Intervenes in Police Response
Fire Chief Mark Hall denies interfering with police response.
Original article posted Nov. 12, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska-The day before Halloween around 9 p.m., Anchorage police responded to a drunk female at the Hotel Captain Cook. Police officer Angelina Fraize responded to the call as did three on-duty firefighters/medics.
Onlookers at the hotel believed the woman was having a seizure and called for medics.
According to the police report, medics were called to the scene because onlookers believed the woman was having a seizure.
The woman's mother arrived at the Hotel Captain Cook and medics and police agreed to let the mother take the woman home. Fraize then apparently walked the woman to her mother's car along with medics/firefighters.
But according to the police report, as the vehicle door closed, a male wearing jeans and a Carhartt jacket began yelling and attempted to intervene.
The police report says the man, later identified as Anchorage Fire Chief Mark Hall, was "obviously intoxicated but not incapacitated and was still articulate."
With regard to the incident, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan said "Myself and City Manager George Vakalis, who is Chief Hall's direct supervisor, have reviewed the incident and have taken appropriate measures in response. This matter is considered closed."
The woman's identity will remain anonymous as no arrests were made nor charges filed.