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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: AnteBellum
Get a lawyer and sue the police for 100 billion dollars.
Only when money is involved will there ever be a change.
Fire the chief of police. Or vote him out.
originally posted by: C0le
This threads a great example of cop hate regardless of reality. The guy was given a lawful order to exit the vehicle, he chose to disregard that lawful order, end of story.
originally posted by: matafuchs
Seat belt stop becomes an issue when he reached into a backpack...
we also found that in Indiana law, a seatbelt violation is considered the lowest of petty violations, not to have a fine more than $25, with no reporting of the violation to insurance. And that seatbelt violations are not to be used as a pretext for stopping a vehicle, or persons in a vehicle, for which police have other suspicions beyond the seatbelt violation.
Sec. 3. A vehicle may be stopped to determine compliance with this chapter. However, a vehicle, the contents of a vehicle, the driver of a vehicle, or a passenger in a vehicle may not be inspected, searched, or detained solely because of a violation of this chapter.
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.
IF YOU ARE STOPPED IN YOUR CAR
Stop the car in a safe place as quickly as possible. Turn off the car, turn on the internal light, open the window part way and place your hands on the wheel.
Upon request, show police your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.
If an officer or immigration agent asks to look inside your car, you can refuse to consent to the search. But if police believe your car contains evidence of a crime, your car can be searched without your consent.
Both drivers and passengers have the right to remain silent. If you are a passenger, you can ask if you are free to leave. If the officer says yes, sit silently or calmly leave. Even if the officer says no, you have the right to remain silent.
Here's the lawsuit
See what I posted above. Police in Indiana are prevented, by state law, for using a seatbelt stop as a pretext to look for other potential violations.
As soon as they were stopped, the police put a spike strip in front of the car.
Jamal, the passenger, was reaching into the backpack to get a ticket that had all his information on it, because he didn't have ID.
And told the officers that's what he was doing.