Do’s & Don’ts

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Do’s and Don’ts If the Police Stop You

The following advice is offered by the National Black Police Association , an organization dedicated to promoting justice, fairness and effectiveness in law enforcement.

▪ KEEP YOUR HANDS WHERE THE POLICE CAN SEE THEM
   

▪ PLEASE . . . DO NOT RUN!
    

▪ DO NOT TOUCH ANY POLICE OFFICER.
    

▪ DO NOT RESIST – even if you believe you are innocent.
     

▪ DO NOT COMPLAIN TOO STRONGLY on the scene or tell the police they’re wrong or that you’re going to           file a complaint.
  

▪ ASK FOR A LAWYER immediately when arrested.
    

▪ RECORD OFFICERS’ BADGE NUMBERS and PATROL CAR NUMBERS and WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING you remember – ASAP.
      

▪ TRY TO FIND WITNESSES and their names and phone numbers
 

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  2. Excellent advice. Also, do not move your arms without asking permission first. Do not ask for badge numbers if police are antagonistic. Try to remember the street and time of arrest. In the precinct do not ask for your bag if it was taken as drugs or a gun might be placed in it to insure you will be convicted.

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