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From A to B: Park Police vs. Pedicabs

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Sarah Roberts, a college student, said an officer approached her and demanded to see her ID. She refused, and then the officer slapped his handcuffs on her.
David Schultz
Sarah Roberts, a college student, said an officer approached her and demanded to see her ID. She refused, and then the officer slapped his handcuffs on her.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the U.S. Park Police. The latest outcry against them involves a possible crackdown against pedicabs, the bike-drawn rickshaws you see on the National Mall. Transportation reporter David Schultz brings us the latest, including an incident involving a college student who says a Park Police sergeant roughed her up and then charged her with assaulting an officer.

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