77-Year-Old Elderly Woman Physicaly Removed From Car by Texas Police





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Published on Sep 15, 2012

Keene, TX, 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 two video recording of the incident, one from the dash mounted video recorder in the patrol car, and another from a camera attached to the officer's uniform shirt at about shoulder height.
Sgt. Geheb's Report
As reproduced verbatim from Keene Police Incident Officer Report 12-08-850, as written by Geheb:
"On this date, I was stationary on Eastern and Hwy 67 monitoring traffic when I clocked a white vehicle at 66 mph in a 50 mph zone traveling westbound. As the vehicle approached me, I activated my overhead lights, and as the vehicle passed me I pulled in behind it," Geheb's report said.

"The vehicle continued westbound, then stopped at Hwy 67 and S. College. I made contact with driver, identified myself and my department, and gave the driver the reason for the stop. The driver (a white female) said, 'OK. Alright. Let's hurry up. I've gotta go to the bathroom. I have a bladder infection,'" Geheb's report continued.

"I asked her for her DL and insurance. She said she needed to explain something to me. I again asked for her DL three more times, after which she said she would give it to me in a minute. I told her to give me her DL now, or I would take her to jail, and she then said, 'Well go ahead,'" Geheb's report said.
"I then opened the driver side door and took her left arm and attempted to pull her out, and when I saw that she was physically resisting, I began ordering her to get out of the vehicle. She kept resisting, with her right arm holding her purse wedged between her and the steering wheel, causing the horn to honk several times," Geheb reported.

"I continued to order her to get out of the vehicle. I then called for backup. I continued trying to pull her out of her vehicle, fully expecting that she would step out as I pulled. At this point I had ordered her out of the vehicle numerous times and she had continually physically refused to comply, and at one point said to me, 'I will not!'" Geheb's report said.

"I continued pulling her, but instead of stepping out of the vehicle, the lady kept her feet inside it. She began sliding off the seat, and at this point I was unable to stop her from sliding. I began to try to hold her up to keep her from falling, but she continued sliding and I was unable to stop her. She fell to the ground with me still holding her arms, and I immediately helped her back to her feet, where I was then able to handcuff her and place her under arrest. The lady then said that she would give me her DL," Geheb's report said.

" I placed the lady in the back seat of unit 62, and I then retrieved her DL from her purse and identified her as Lynn Bedford. I then had dispatch contact the on-call supervisor and advise of the situation," Geheb's report said.

"While I was waiting on a supervisor and wrecker, Ms. Bedford started complaining of being in pain, so when I walked around and opened the back passenger door I noticed that she had taken off the handcuffs. I asked her why she took them off and she said she was hurting. After a few minutes, Chief Alberti arrived, and after explaining the situation it was decided to give Ms. Bedford citations and then release her. After Ms. Bedford pulled away, we then cleared," Geheb's report said.


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