KEENE (September 13, 2012)—A Keene police officer followed policy when he yanked a 77-year-old woman from her SUV after she refused to provide identification and said she first needed a bathroom, authorities said.
A review by Keene police found no wrongdoing by Sgt. Gene Geheb in the Aug. 19 incident, which was recorded by a patrol car camera.
An attorney for the woman, Lynn Bedford, said the officer overreacted and says she deserves an apology.
Geheb stopped Bedford for driving 66 miles per hour in a 50-mile-per-hour zone.
Geheb asked several times for Bedford's license.
She refused to provide it, and said she had a bladder infection and needed a restroom.
Geheb eventually pulled the woman from her vehicle.
Bedford was cited for speeding and failure to provide ID.
Police Chief Rocky Alberti says Geheb followed policy for handling violators who refuse to provide identification.