National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

No Time to Consider Elderly Lady’s Medical Condition

From ABC News:

A Texas police department is defending an officer who is seen on a dashcam video pulling a 77-year-old woman out of her car during a traffic stop.

Sgt. Gene Geheb, an officer from the Keene Police Department, pulled Lynn Bedford over Aug. 19 for driving 66 mph in a 50 mph zone. But their stop grew heated when Bedford refused to hand over her driver’s license and insurance card, according to police reports and video from the officer’s dashcam. The officer was also wearing a microphone and camera.

Video at the link above.  This officer should have been much more patient.  He was polite at the start, but his fuse was much too short.

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