If you’re stopped by cop, did you know…?

I didn’t: you have the constitutional right not to respond to a cop’s question.

False Arrest Suit Revived for Man Who Ignored Police

Mark Hamblett, New York Law Journal

 

A pro se appellant will have a second chance to prove his claims of false arrest and excessive force by police because of a jury charge in his civil trial that the circuit said “significantly obscured the well-settled principle that, in New York ‘a[n] individual to whom a police officer addresses a question has a constitutional right not to respond.”
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