State Police Announces Arrest of Trooper

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HARRISBURG, PA ­— Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Trooper Trask Alexander was charged on April 22, 2021, with crimes related to tampering with evidence. Charges were filed by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards, Internal Affairs Division.

Trooper Alexander is accused of attempting to withdraw a traffic citation that had been issued by another trooper to an acquaintance of Alexander’s in November 2020.

The following misdemeanor charges were filed in District Court 36-2-02:

  • Tampering with records or identification, 18 Pa. C.S. §4104(a)
  • Tampering with public records or information, 18 Pa. C.S. §4911(a)(1)
  • Obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, 18 Pa. C.S. §5101

Trooper Alexander enlisted in the PSP in November 2014. He is assigned to the patrol section of Troop D, Beaver. He is currently suspended without pay pending resolution of the criminal charges against him and an internal investigation.

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Information is subject to change. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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