posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by AshleyD
The impression I'm getting is that the cops came on WAY too aggressive. Glad they had the presence of mind to call 911.
Here's how it should have gone down (except for the waste of resources, and general dumbassery of the whole situation).
"Miss, I'm Officer so and so with Blah blah blah. Here is my badge, take a look. You're not under arrest, we just need to check your purchase to
make certain that you were not sold alcohol illegally."
I still think there was 0 probable cause to stop the women. That would be like a cop running up to me walking out of a store with groceries with the
automatic assumption I had just stolen. You don't get to do that.
I would be welling to bet that the store has a record or something, because as I understand it most of these operations involve having an underage
person under the supervision of law enforcement attempt to buy alcohol, not just grabbing random people.
Of course I want to see the whole thing on video and hear both sides of the story etc. but I think that the prosecutors dropping all charges is pretty
telling, and that they are trying to cover their asses. I hate having tax dollars wasted and the overly litigious society we live in, but I would
certainly be talking to a lawyer. Being imprisoned is not fun, especially when you're not at fault.