A man recorded his interaction discussing the law with a police officer after being pulled over for not breaking any laws.
The only reason the officer states for pulling him over was to have a conversation.
The video starts with the man telling the officer that he is recording for his own safety.
He then states he was going 66 in a 65 mph zone, and calls her out for driving over the speed limit to catch up to him before tailgating and passing him.
She then asks for his driver’s license. The man says he does not have to identify himself because he has not committed a crime. The officer does not accuse him of any crime, so he does not provide his identification.
This leads to the officer calling a sergeant for backup.
He then asks what part of the law allows her to speed unless there is an emergency, and says he invokes his 5th amendment right – telling her that she has to inform him of what crime he is being accused.
She simply responds, “OK,” and ignores his request.
When the man asks what code allows her to speed, she replies with, “trying to enforce public safety.” Claiming it was a public safety issue because her radar showed someone was going 75, 78, 79.
She then makes the ridiculous statement, “9 times out of 10, when they are speeding, they’re making unsafe lane changes.”
When he asks her again to tell him what crime he committed, she says, “you haven’t committed any crime.”
And he replies, “So I do not have to give you my ID or identify myself.”
After some back and forth between the 2 about speeding and the speeding laws, she asks if he is “on paper,” referring to whether or not he is on probation or has warrants. He says he does not have to identify himself because he has not committed a crime, but eventually tells her he is not on paper.
They continue the conversation about speeding and speeding laws as they wait for the sergeant.
Another deputy and the Sgt. Kelly eventually arrive, and the officer goes to talk to the sergeant about the situation before he arrives at the man’s window.
The sergeant walks up to the man’s window, and he gives his side of the story and explains he does not want to give his ID because he has not committed a crime and does not want his record to even show that he had an interaction with an officer.
The sergeant tells him that he was being detained because he was pulled over. He also says the man not have to show his ID, but he does have to provide his name.
The man says he does not have to state his name.
The sergeant tells the man he is free to go, but informs him that for future reference, he does have to state his name.
The man then tells the sergeant, “for future reference,” he needs to advise his officer that she does not get to break laws just because she is a law enforcement official.
The man then says he is going to make a formal complaint because the sergeant is not going to reprimand his officer for driving unsafely. Sgt. Kelly replies that what he does with officers is a personnel matter and not public record.
As the sergeant walks away and the man prepares to drive away he turns the camera to himself and says, “And that’s how you get out of it, thank you very much.”