A Keene, Texas police officer yanked on a 77-year-old grandmother's arm, pulled her from her vehicle and threw her to the ground after a routine traffic stop back on August 19, 2012. She was pulled over for speeding (66 in a 50 mph zone).
The woman asked the officer to hurry because she needed to go to the bathroom. She attempted to explain that she had a bladder infection to no avail because the officer began to yell and usurp his authority over her -- demanding her drivers license. Immediately.
She didn't take too kindly to his strong tone of voice after his demands. (I wouldn't either). Then he used force. She told the officer that she was in pain because he twisted her arm and she moaned in obvious pain and all the officer could do was scream "You're under arrest" at her and drag her out of the car -- to the ground -- like a ragdoll. And an antique one at that.
NBC5 reported the story tonight and showed this raw video of the incident, released by the Keene police, that was taken from both the dashboard camera and another attached to the officer. She was taken in but apparently released and cited for speeding and not showing identification (fast enough).
NBC5 reported that the city of Keene is standing by their officer. The city manager released a statement saying that the officer didn't violate any state laws or department policies and he was following protocol for people who do not provide identification.
Seriously? I doubt that a city official is going to say, "Yep, that guy was a jacka - -. You should totally sue us for roughing up somebody's granny."
Keene is located near Cleburne in Johnson County.
Why don't you all play judge and jury and give me your verdict. How does this arrest make you feel? I support the 77-year-old grandmother 100%. I would have used some choice words if that officer treated me that way and I probably would have ended up in jail too. Bless her heart. When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
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