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.

Reverend Phil is well known in the zoo-bomb biker community, which hosts weekly bike rides from the zoo to downtown Portland.
 KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Diana, who witnessed the tasering of the cyclist:

 

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