Texas officer questioned for yanking 77-year-old from car during traffic stop

People are debating whether or not a police officer in Texas handled a situation appropriately.

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People are debating whether or not a police officer in Texas handled a situation appropriately.

The traffic stop on Aug. 19 on Highway 67 started like most.

Sergeant Gene Geheb pulled over 77-year-old Lynn Bedford. The officer's dash and chest cam were rolling.

Bedford: "Alright let's hurry up, I’ve got to go to the bathroom."

Geheb: "Let me see your driver's license and insurance please."

Bedford: "I have a bladder infection."

Geheb: "Let me see your driver's license, please."

Bedford: "You listen to me."

Geheb: “No. I want your driver's license and insurance, please. Then I will listen to you."

Bedford: "Why? Why are you going to wait?"

Geheb: "Let me see your driver's license."

Bedford: "I will give it to you in a minute."

Geheb: "You are going to give it to me now, or I’m taking you to jail."

Bedford: "Well, go ahead."

Sergeant Geheb then opened the car door and grabbed Bedford by the arm.

Geheb: "Step out of the vehicle. Get out of the vehicle. Get out of the vehicle."

Geheb kept pulling Bedford’s arm.

Bedford: "You are hurting me"

Geheb: "Get out of the vehicle."

Bedford: "I'm going to report you for hurting me."

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