The police stop a friend a & I, because they wanted to check and see did we have any warrants. They demanded for us to give our identification to them, there was no reason that particular check should have ever been performed on us. Any time I tried to contest what they were doing, they wouldn't acknowledge me. I really would like to know is this legal,,especially if we weren't breaking any laws. More transpired after the detainment, but I care not to share at this moment. I would really like to know, if there actions were legal?
Here is an example. Imagine that a police officer stops you on the street. The officer asks to check your identification (DL or ID card) to make sure you were not involved in a nearby drug deal or a recent Seven Eleven heist down the block. If you agree to let the officer search your identification, the search is legal. Remember, you were not under arrest, right? When you are not under arrest you are free to leave. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the police from making unreasonable searches of people. The sad fact is that most people believe that they are under some kind of obligation to acquiesce when an officer contacts them and asks permission to search them or their belongings. The truth is exactly the opposite. Police can, will, and often do lie -- especially if it helps them make arrests. The US Supreme Court has said that is okay. You can be "detained" for a short period of time if a police officer or other person believes you may be involved in a crime.
Police are required to have at least a reasonable articulable suspicion that you have committed a crime in order to stop and detain you on the street. However, unless you ended up being charged with a crime, or some evidence you believe will be used to arrest or prosecute you was recovered as a result of the stop, you haven't got much recourse here.
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