Originally Posted by bmwmike335
HOWEVER, if your presence, wheather or not your are recording, taking photos, etc is a disturbance in the police investigation or creating delay, he can legally detain you for that as a violation - penal code 148, its a misdemeanor.
In this idiots case, he was detained/arrested because he was either one disturbing/delaying the officer or too close to the officer and person in the blue car which required some reasonable privacy.
How is an officer casually leaning on a car door chatting with the occupants a police investigation? The kid is an annoying twit, but there was no investigation that I could see going. The intent of that code is another thing. I bet the code was originally intended for things like murder scenes, drug busts, etc, where there is a lot going on and people try to get all up in the police's business taking pictures etc. Standing 20 feet away and saying one sentence to the cop was probably not the definition of interfering as intended by the law.