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Sremmos80 Police don't confuse a report written by an officer back at the station with a statement issued by the police department. This statement is more than one person's recollection, and the department knows they will be sued and had better not say anything they can't prove.
dont see how this is even legal as cops get paid to get shot at and deal with risks and citizens dont,i mean if this is really still a law how can the police who are the ones paid to protect citizens(i know that court ruling says they dont really have to) yet at any time they can summon unpaid "deputies" who have to help under threat of arrests.....i just cant see how that is legal.
This principle originates from Norman England, where local Sheriffs in England would be the only peace officer in an area. He would summon assistance from locals in order to enforce the King's laws or to apprehend an offender. It subsequently became part of the common law that all persons must assist a constable or peace officer when so requested. This still remains as one of the few common law offences which has not been repealed today. Contents
not the state in question but i still dont see how they get away with this legally
Alaska Title 11. Criminal Law Chapter 56. Offenses Against Public Administration Section 720. Refusing to Assist a Peace Officer or Judicial Officer. AS 11.56.720. Refusing to Assist a Peace Officer or Judicial Officer. (a) A person commits the offense of refusing to assist a peace officer or judicial officer if, upon a request, command, or order by someone the person knows to be a peace officer or judicial officer, that person unreasonably fails to make a good faith effort to physically assist the officer in the exercise of official duties. (b) A person who, without expecting compensation, assists a person in accordance with this section is not liable for civil damages as a result of an act or omission in rendering that assistance. This subsection does not preclude liability for civil damages as a result of reckless, wilful, wanton, or intentional misconduct. (c) Refusing to assist a peace officer or judicial officer is a violation.
indiana code on the matter
Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency IC 35-44.1-3 Chapter 3. Detention IC 35-44.1-3-3 Refusal to aid an officer  Sec. 3. A person who, when ordered by a law enforcement officer to assist the officer in the execution of the officer's duties, knowingly or intentionally, and without a reasonable cause, refuses to assist commits refusal to aid an officer, a Class B misdemeanor. As added by P.L.126-2012, SEC.54.
This "AM I BEING DETAINED" mentality needs to stop and quick.
And what do you think about the fact that in the end no weapon was found? Does that not show with out a shadow of doubt that all of this was over nothing as they were absolutely wrong in every assumption they made??
It's the same for the police. If people see an overbearing police force they will begin to resent it. As another poster said, they're potentially creating a more hostile environment for them to operate within. How long will it be before a mob of angry citizens take justice into their own hands after witnessing police act in an inappropriate manner? It could potentially spread leaving more police face the same street justice.
There is no evidence here that the police were mindless, impatient, or excessively vicious
Breaking out a window, tasering a man and dragging him out because the police didn't like the fact he didn't have an ID to their liking seems to fit that description.
I'd like to think our LEOs are better trained than to escalate a seatbelt violation into a tasing. We pay them, in part, to use good judgment and discretion. It's not in the public interest to escalate this type of situation. I would wager that if you asked any other driver on the street that day, not one would give a rat's ass if the dude was in a seat belt on or not. But I'm sure each one would have an opinion about the traffic delays the stop caused.