I ask in that I was asked by an officer to provide identification, I refused and asked what his reason for stopping me was. The officer told me I looked like I had a warrant out for my arrest. I refused again and the officer proceeded to force me to the ground and dig in my back pocket going through my wallet until he was satisfied with who I was (90% of the incident was on camera). I would like to know what codified law says specifically about identifying myself to an officer.
Off the top of my head, I don't know that South Dakota Codified Laws say anything about this, largely because South Dakota hasn't made it a crime to refuse to identify yourself like some other states. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has addressed this issue, and I believe they have held that law enforcement may detain you, including force, if they have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and are refusing to identify yourself. States can also criminalize your refusal to answer and identify yourself under such circumstances. More information would be needed about why the officer believed you had a warrant, but if he had specific, articulable facts (he didn't have to be correct in his belief), he may well have been justified in his actions and especially if you were refusing to even disclose your name in addition to not providing identification.
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