While out cop blocking a DUI checkpoint in Fresno, 2 motorcycle cops pulled over a man driving a white Mercedes for making a U-turn at the intersection before the entrance of the checkpoint. It was revealed that he was driving on a suspended license, hence the potential apprehension to enter an area where you are required to show a valid drivers license if selected for a random check.
The man, even though he was injured, was required to get out of his vehicle and sit on the ground. While one of the cops processed his information the other one searched the vehicle. When asked if he had a warrant the officer responded, “I don’t need one if I’m impounding the vehicle.”
The officers both made comments about him being able to sit on the rear bumper of his car, but he was still sitting on the ground when the tow truck arrived. One of the cops claimed he was going to open the trunk for him to sit on, and in an act of deceit claimed he had to make sure that there was a spare tire and searched the trunk.
Standing on the sidelines, unable to help, I watched this happen to an individual who had created no victim, and it made my stomach turn. I truly felt sick when a Carmax employee attempted to defend the officers actions with some nonsense about probable cause