Originally Posted by M3maniac20
hahah well if its illegal theres not much to be defended. But that cop is still way out of line. I would still take it to court and report the cop. 1-cops really aren't allowed to follow and for him following you that long is pretty obnoxious. 2-the entire fact that he was going off of what everyone is saying is total BS-there is no proof.
1. Wrong, cops can follow you.
2. It's hearsay.
A cops job is to be nosy and get into people's business. He could have made your day much worse. If he wanted to, he could have towed your car declaring it as an unsafe vehicle. Cops have all the power in that moment when they pull you over. Best thing to do is just to hear what they have to say and let it be.