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    Did this police officer act correctly?

    I will just leave this. This is in Florida, where concealed carry is legal. Also, per Florida law, he does not have to advise the officer that he is armed unless asked.


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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I will just leave this. This is in Florida, where concealed carry is legal. Also, per Florida law, he does not have to advise the officer that he is armed unless asked.

    I stopped watching at 1:33 where I had seen all I needed to with the quote "I don't care if you have a permit or not"
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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    I stopped watching at 1:33 where I had seen all I needed to with the quote "I don't care if you have a permit or not"

    Law abiding American citizens should not be treated this way.

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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Law abiding American citizens should not be treated this way.
    He made no reach for the firearm and showed no distress. He did not even argue with the cop. In my mind, they are both lucky to the man did not act in self defense to the unwarranted threat on his life.
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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I will just leave this. This is in Florida, where concealed carry is legal. Also, per Florida law, he does not have to advise the officer that he is armed unless asked.

    I don't blame the cop. The guy had an opportunity to tell the cop he was carrying and didn't do so. THE COP SAW THE GUN. "Oh, by the way, sir, do you have a license to carry that firearm?" Really? You expect a cop to do that?

    I don't. He did just fine.


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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I will just leave this. This is in Florida, where concealed carry is legal. Also, per Florida law, he does not have to advise the officer that he is armed unless asked.

    The officer was just making mistakes right and left. He refuses to acknowledge that the driver had a concealed carry permit when told, or act to confirm it. He tells the driver he did not care if the driver had a CCW after being told again by both the driver and his wife. He then tries to justify his actions by twice accusing the driver of brandishing, and failing to reveal he had a CCW despite the record showing both the driver and his wife stated this several times.

    I believe this officer clearly overreacted. Perhaps it is time for some discipline?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't blame the cop. The guy had an opportunity to tell the cop he was carrying and didn't do so. THE COP SAW THE GUN. "Oh, by the way, sir, do you have a license to carry that firearm?" Really? You expect a cop to do that?
    Actually, in this non-threatening situation? Yes I would expect a cop in a jurisdiction allowing CCW and no reason to inform unless asked to do just that. Ask.
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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    I have seen far to many cases in which officers do not know the laws they are there to enforce and resort to "anything I say is the law" mindset. This seems to be another example of that.

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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    In this case the charges against the driver were dismissed. The driver sued the deputy and those charges were also dismissed.

    I don't have any problem with the charges against the cop being dismissed as he didn't actually do anything wrong but he should have received a whole lot of additional training because he also didn't do much of anything right.

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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't blame the cop. The guy had an opportunity to tell the cop he was carrying and didn't do so. THE COP SAW THE GUN. "Oh, by the way, sir, do you have a license to carry that firearm?" Really? You expect a cop to do that?

    I don't. He did just fine.
    That's the law in Florida. The man had no obligation to tell the cop he had a weapon. Maybe the law is dumb, but this man didn't break any laws.

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    Re: Did this police officer act correctly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    In this case the charges against the driver were dismissed. The driver sued the deputy and those charges were also dismissed.

    I don't have any problem with the charges against the cop being dismissed as he didn't actually do anything wrong but he should have received a whole lot of additional training because he also didn't do much of anything right.

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    This cop should have been fired, IMO. You can't just go around mistreating law-abiding citizens. The cop was freaking out over a gun, but the man was clearly not being aggressive toward the officer.

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