PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Oregon State Police released body cam footage of the arrest of a 21-year-old Oregon State University student after she refused to provide her identity once she was stopped for riding her bike on the wrong side of the road.
Genesis Hansen was stopped October 13 while riding her bike against traffic in a residential neighborhood. An OSP trooper stopped her and asked for her identification.
When she refused to provide it, the trooper called for backup. A Corvallis police officer arrived and within minutes the situation escalated.
The officer tells her she has a choice: Either provide ID or be arrested. When she again refused to provide her ID, both the Corvallis officer and the OSP trooper put her on the ground and handcuffed her.
According to the NAACP, she refused to show identification, which is not required under Oregon state law.
The incident led to what the NAACP called “inhumane treatment and unlawful arrest,” with excessive force.
“We are very concerned how a potential citation can result in a young woman being physically abused by police officers, and ultimately charged for the offenses committed against her,” the NAACP said in a press release.
The NAACP is calling on the Benton County DA’s office to withdraw the charges against Hansen and for the police departments to issue an apology.
The Oregon State Police released the entire 38-minute video on October 22 “in an effort towards transparency.” The faces are blurred to comply with an Oregon law in this type of footage.Remember to follow KOIN 6 News on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Download our free news and weather apps for the latest headlines and forecast information.