A 77-year-old woman was forcefully pulled out of her vehicle by a police officer in Keene.
Sgt. Geheb stopped the woman on the side of the road and asked for an ID. Lynn Bedford told the him that she had to go to a bathroom due to a bladder infection.
Gaheb would not allow her to do so and demanded for her ID. When Bedford refused to give her information to the officer, he grabbed her arm and tried to pull her out of the car. He ordered her to get out of the car.
When Bedford complained that he was hurting her, he continued to pull and eventually removed her from her vehicle. She was handcuffed and brought into the squad car.
After the incident, Lynn Bedford hired attorney, Clay Graham. Graham said the officer went too far. He suggested that the officer could have followed Bedford with his squad car and allowed her to go to the bathroom.
Keene Police refused to be interviewed.
However, Keene Chief of Police, Rocky Alberti, issued a statement saying:
“The 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 information.”
Lynn Bedford was given a citation for speeding and failing to show ID.