UI Student Claims 'Excessive Force' in Police Incident

Dec 12, 2014

The refrain can be heard more than 20 times. "My hands are behind my head."

Grayson Scogin, a 27-year-old undergraduate at the University of Iowa, was stopped by a police officer late one September night. One month later, he received a dash cam video recording of the incident. One week ago, he released the video on YouTube where it's gotten more than 50,000 views.

In the video a University police officer confronts Scogin before taking him to the ground and cuffing him. That's when Scogin begins shouting that his hands are behind his head. 

"They kept applying a tremendous amount of force. I would call it wildly excessive considering the fact that I was in the least violent position known to man. [...] You really can't do much in that position."

In this River to River segment, host Ben Kieffer talks with Scogin about his arrest.