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Police dashboard camera and a second camera attached to a Keene County, Texas, police officer captured this dramatic video of a 77 year-old grandmother talking back to the officer, who had just pulled her over for speeding.

According to a local Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC affiliate, the woman, Lynn Bedford, was travelling 66 mph in 50 mph zone, when officer Sgt. Gene Gehab pulled her over on Aug. 19.

As the officer walked up to the vehicle, the woman announced she was speeding because she had a bladder infection and had to use the bathroom.

Neither the police officer nor the woman appear to listen to the other person and the confrontation quickly escalates with the officer demanding Bedford's license and the woman telling Gehab he would have to wait a minute.

Police in Keene County don't wait for grandmothers to finish talking.
Did the police officer act appropriately?
Yes, she was hostile 20104 (43.6%)
No, he went too far 26042 (56.4%)


After asking Bedford for her license numerous times, and both people talking over each other, Gehab's long arm of the law opened up Bedford's door and dragged the woman out of the vehicle and pulled her onto the ground.

Bedford was charged with failure to show her license and released later that day.

The police issued a statement supporting Gehab.

"This incident has been reviewed thoroughly by the Keene Police Department and the City of Keene Administration," Alberti said in a written statement. "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."

Apparently, exercising judgement doesn't enter into the discussion with the Keene Police Department. It seems pretty obvious that if Gehab had not been so combative from the get-go, he could have calmed the lady, followed her to the nearest bathroom and then ticketed her. That would have taken less time than hauling her in, and booking her. What do you think? Did the officer act properly?

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      stevemontani
      • 2 Years Ago
      Another brave steroided up officer handeling his duties with common sense
      • 2 Years Ago
      non-story
      user680227
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bull, cops are jerks you might find a few good ones but most need to find new jobs
      • 2 Years Ago
      She should have known better. She obviously was out of line. If your 77yrs or 17 yrs. You are to cooperate with a law enforcement official when asked to present proper identification. She should have just gave him her DL. If she had to use the bathroom or not! I didn't hear that she urinated in the cop car while being transported...
      • 2 Years Ago
      Issue here is that women and teens feel they are above the law and entitled to certain privilages. If this was a 30 year old man, would anyone think the cop was too harsh? Nope. All citizens need to be treated the same and stop looking for special treatment. Period.
      Little Savage
      • 2 Years Ago
      When did so many Americans become subhuman? When did it become okay to abuse and assault an elderly lady just because she had to pee? These "police forces" are nothing more than the largest criminal street gangs in the nation, and way too many support that development. THE POLICE ARE NEITHER JUDGE NOR JURY. Their ONLY job is to arrest and detain, not to punish. If they punish, THEY ARE COMMITING A FEDERAL CRIME!!! Which makes them criminals, period. The broader powers that you let them feel they have, the broader the powers that they are going to demand. If this keeps up, it WILL, not might, WILL, be you or yours next. Your 8 year old son getting tazed for having an epilectic seizure, your 16 year old daughter getting used as a basketball on pavement because she didn't follow orders fast enough. If you truly want to live in such a police state, there are plenty of places to find one. Iran, China, Russia under Putin, Isreal, Afganistan, Pakistan, A ton of the West African countries. Go live there. Here in America, we used to have a constitution that protected us from such atrocities, Homeland Insecurity and the Unpatriotic Act changed all that. Welcome to the Police States of America.
      Tom
      • 2 Years Ago
      66 in a 50 zone is pretty fast. If her focus was on finding a rest room her attention wasn't on her driving. I'd have stopped her too. We don't have all of the information on this matter such as what lead the officer to pull her out of the car to begin with. It does sound like she got pretty mouthy with the officer though. The fact that she is a 77 year old grandmother has nothing to do with anything. I'm a 75 year old grandfather and I wouldn't expect to be treated any differently than someone who is a 23 year old single person. Sounds to me like this was a text book stop and arrest.
      andrew nickerson
      • 2 Years Ago
      texas sucks anyways if they spent their money and time arresting illegals we wouldnt be in the situation were in as a country .what a waste of taxpayers money arresting old ladys and jaywalking and minor speeding traffic tickets its time to defend our citizens remember protect and serve what a bullshit statement
      azflyer40
      • 2 Years Ago
      Are state governments aren't the problem, it's the criminals having more rights then any other american the minute they are read the Maranda"s
      • 2 Years Ago
      When your in texas there is no room for negiotiation with a Law Officer. She should have provided her licenses and insurance and then told him I have to go to the bathroom. Its said that a woman this old had to experience that but TEXAS DOES NOT PLAY
      lizfrag
      • 2 Years Ago
      was she telling the truth? did she really have to go to the bathroom???? I think both she and the officer were very rude to each other promoting the officer to get very annoyed with her. She should have just given him her license and shut up LOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      what the **** does her color have to do with anything. All the racist ******** trying to make this a race thing saying that because she was white she wasn't beaten or shot, please give it up
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