I don't really see the point of this video, and do not applaud the deliberate antagonizing of an officer. You wanna fly your drone, fly your drone, but in my view this thread does not belong in Articles of Interest, but rather here, as it is mainly aerial photography of the police station.
Idiot cop. Typical bully. NO KNOWLEDGE whatsoever of the laws, or court decisions affirming the laws of the United States. The cop is a total dick.
Like his supervisor said, "Not a problem. He can videotape as much as he wants."
Asshat cop. Like many of them are. The officer repeatedly and emphatically tried to overstep a citizen's rights. IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE--and that goes double for cops who walk around with a gun, and a badge, and an idiotic attitude. Ignorantly trying to enforce one's personal opinion on citizens, with ZERO knowledge--that's what the officer was trying to do. Defending that type of bad policing is highly dubious. This is just like stop-and-frisk.
Imagine a cop who has no legal basis enforcing whatever the hell he wants as "the law". That is exactly what the officer was doing. There is zero defense for that kind of bad-cop B.S.. None.
He clearly needs more training and a major attitude adjustment because he was unable to handle a very simple interaction with a member of the public.
Heien v. North Carolina, 574 U.S. ___ (2014), is a decision by the United States Supreme Court, ruling that a police officer's reasonable mistake of law can provide the individualized suspicion required by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution to justify a traffic stop. The Court delivered its ruling on December 15, 2014.
If it is appropriate to presume that citizens know the parameters of the criminal laws, it is surely appropriate to expect the same of law enforcement officers—at least with regard to unambiguous statutes. Heien v. North Carolina, 135 S. Ct. 530, 540 (2014).
The officer had one idea, the driver another. So there was a question on interpretation.