A Fairbanks Police Department Detective Has Pending Assault Charges

City of Fairbanks Police Station.
City of Fairbanks Police Station.(KTVF)
Published: Nov. 27, 2021 at 5:55 PM AKST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2021 at 6:16 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - On Friday, November 26th, a Fairbanks Police Department Detective had filed criminal charges against him for an alleged assault.

According to a press release from the City of Fairbanks, Detective Gerrit Butler is awaiting formal charges related to an incident in the early morning of July 5th in Harding Lake while Butler was off-duty. Butler was involved in a physical altercation with his brother-in-law, Aaron Vogel, after Vogel allegedly assaulted another family member.

Butler immediately contacted Alaska State Troopers and is cooperating with the investigation.

Detective Butler is currently on Administrative Leave.

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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