NEW YORK (PIX11)– We all recognize the need for effective law enforcement, but we should also understand our own rights and responsibilities; especially in our interactions with the police.
Dr. Lt. Darrin Porcher and civil attorney David Schwartz fill us in with that information.
Below are the list of ‘rights’ and the a list of the proper behavior you should exhibit when being questioned/stopped by police:
What to do if stopped by police (Per New York Civil Liberties):
- Stay calm and in control, don’t argue
- Keep your hands where the police can see
- Don’t run, resist or touch the police
- Don’t make any statements about the incident
- Write down everything immediately
Your rights when stopped by police (per New York Civil Liberties):
- The right to remain silent, to exercise this right you must say it aloud
- The right to refuse to a search of your personal vehicle or home
- The right to calmly to an attorney if you are arrested