Can A Cop Stop Me For No Reason And Ask For My I.D.?
Thanks to Mr. Lawson taking the issue all the way to the Supreme Court years ago, the answer is NO.
Find out the whole story in this interesting interview of the Plaintiff.
Officers do not have a duty to investigate every unsupported assertion of innocence of detained individuals; however, when a detainee claims misidentification, and there is clear physical inconsistency between a warrant subject and a booked individual, officers should explore readily accessible identity checks to insure they are not holding the incorrect person. Garcia v. City of Riverside, 9th Circuit, 02-03-2016, #: 13-56857.