Tonight i was driving down shaughnessy st (50 zone) going 52 or so when i passed a cop that was on the side of the road...
shortly after i passed she came speeding up behind me inches away from my bumper and followed me for 1km like that before turning on her lights...
i pull over and she comes and asks for my licence + reg... i hand it to her.. she goes back to her car and sits there for 10 minutes... 10 minutes later another cop car arrives...
they both approach my vehicle and ask me to get out of the car..
i get out and they tell me they are going to search my car... i said no.. and then they said they were going to search it anyways and that they can do that if they want...
so i asked them directly "So if i say you are not allowed to search my car for no reason, you are allowed to do it?"
then they said "...well.... if you dont want us to search the car then we wont"
the female officer then started threatening to give me a ticket for speeding if i didn't allow her to search the car and said that she was trying to be "nice"
i said i don't care if you're trying to be "nice", you're not going to search my car for no reason and try and make me let you by threatening to make up some fake speeding ticket...
then the other male officer .. (the one who was acting cocky the entire time) told me to get on the sidewalk and that he was going to search my car.
I got on the phone with the non emergency police number and asked to speak to a supervisor.. i was put on hold for 20 minutes and the operator told me he was "busy"
after the search was over and they found nothing, they told me they weren't going to give me a speeding ticket and made it seem like i should be grateful... when i WASN'T speeding.
I asked if they got me on radar and that i'd like to know my exact speed and how much i was over the limit by, when i was told "it's none of my business and that i should be happy they arn't giving me a speeding ticket"
the entire time they kept saying "if you have nothing to hide then you should have no problem letting us search your house"
that ISN'T the point. It's an invasion of privacy.
she wrote me a ticket for not displaying an N sign.. which is completely fine because i didn't have my N up.. but i told her i wanted to file a formal complaint and that i wanted both of their names... when they just started walking back to their cars.. shes like "i signed the ticket... why don't you look at it"
she didn't even sign the ticket.. and the male officer that i asked numerous times for his name turned around so i couldn't see his nametag and walked back to his car and completely ignored me.
If i file a formal complaint... will anyone even look into it and ask them WHY they searched my car? there was absolutely no reason... i have never had anything found in my car.
excuse my language, but it's complete bullshit how the people that are here to "serve and protect" abuse their powers like this and bully people.
Are police allowed to tell you they will write up fake speeding tickets if you don't let them search your car?
also... the officer didn't even sign the N ticket... doesn't that make the ticket void?
i thought police weren't allowed to ignore you when you ask them the proper procedure to file a complaint?