Texas Police Officer Drags 77-Year-Old Grandma From Her Car [VIDEO, POLL]
A Keene (Texas) police officer dragged a 77-year-old grandmother out of her car for speeding after she repeatedly refused to provide her driver’s license. The entire arrest was caught on video by the Keene Police Department. Lynn Bedford, of nearby Cleburne, was stopped on Aug. 19 for driving 66 mph in a 50-mph. When asked by the officer who pulled her over, Sgt. Gene Geheb, for her driver’s license and insurance, she told the officer that she had a bladder infection and needed to go to the bathroom, and from there, the situation got worse.
The more the officer asked for her license and insurance, the more she declined.
The officer then pulled her out of her car and handcuffed her.
Here’s what Bedford’s attorney, Clay Graham, of Fort Worth, said about the situation:
The officer is not very interested in listening to what she has to say. She gets a little frustrated. And then he just overwhelms her. That’s what I see. And then it goes from routine stop to ridiculous stop.”
Now her lawyer is saying the officer injured Bedford’s arm. Bedford is not interested in filing a lawsuit right now but isn’t ruling it out in the future. The lawyer said the woman was returning home from playing the piano at church when the incident occurred.
In a statement, Keene Police Chief Rocky Alberti stood by the officer’s actions:
This incident has been reviewed thoroughly by the Keene Police Department and the City of Keene Administration. All parties have concluded that Sgt. Geheb did not violate any state laws or department policies, and in fact was following department policy in regards to violators not providing identification.”
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