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Oct. 10, 2013
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A Boise police sergeant stormed up to a man video recording her making a traffic stop from more than 50 feet away, accusing him of interfering with her investigation.
Sgt. Lori Sperry ordered Gavin Seim to take his hands out of his pockets and hand over his identification, which he refused to do on the basis that he was not committing a crime.
Sperry, who made more than $99,000 in 2011, became extremely unsettled by the fact that he asserted his rights, claiming it was an “officer safety issue,” then insisting she was unable to multitask because she couldn’t focus on the driver she was ticketing as well as on Seim.
At one point, she grabbed his arm, but then backed off as if realizing she had crossed the line.
She finally relaxed when another officer named T. Green showed up to the scene, who’s demeanor was the complete opposite of his superior.