Woman Cuffed and Stuffed for Riding Bicycle to Work

Below is a disturbing video of a woman who got stopped, cuffed, and placed in police car and had her bag searched while riding her bicycle to work.  The officer who did this claimed he cuffed her because, "you were throwing stuff at me.  You handed the ID card to me like you wanted to use it as a weapon and throw it at me."

The reason the officer stopped her was because a person called the police and noted there was a man and woman riding bicycles at looking at driveways.

Because the officer had a video camera on him we get to see the truth of what actually happened.

People who ride bikes have several options available to video tape their rides and interactions with others.  My personal favorite is the fly 6 rear and fly 12 front cams.  They continuously record and tape over so you don't need to delete video but you can save it when necessary.  The fly 12 also allows gps map overlays and three foot dram lines.

The saddest part of this story is that it was this woman's first ride to work and she made a comment that she may no longer want to ride her bicycle because of this officer's actions.  I don't blame her.  It is pretty scary to see an officer lie and say she threw things at him when she did not.  Imagine if the there was no video and the woman had a prior record.  The officer could make up whatever lies he wanted and most people would believe him because they would think since she has a prior record and since the story is coming from a police officer, the officer must be telling the truth and she must be lying. 

1 comment:

ReneeQ said...

This is outrageous. What a waste of police time. Not to mention bicycler's time. Ridiculous!