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Portland Cyclist Tasered

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008
Portland bike evangelist Reverend Phil was tasered by Portland police.

According to eyewitnesses, at around 10 o'clock PM, a police officer pulled over bicyclist Diana at Southeast Seventh and Morrison to issue her a citation for not having a bike light.

While the officer was writing the ticket, Reverend Phil came riding down the street, also without a light on his bicycle.

The officer then allegedly tackled Reverend Phil, pinned him against the wall, and tasered him multiple times.

A Portland Police spokesman stated that the Bicyclist ignored the officer's demand to stop, and was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and attempt to escape.
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