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What could i do about a police officer yelling at me for no reason?
i was traveling down the road till i ran up on this police officer standing in the middle of the road they had cones setup on both sides of the lane i was attempting to travel on, u could still get through there but at first glance it looked like they had it blocked off especially since a police officer was in the middle of the road, he was standing on the yellow lines, so i switch lanes and attempt to go down the other lane because it looked like he was motioning for me to get over in the other lane but i dont think he was i think he was just moving him arms for some reason, but any way he stopped me in the middle of the road and said "where do you think u are going, i pointed this way, he said u need to get over in the other lane before u hit someone head on and slow down, in a angry voice, i cant figure out what they where doing, they just had cones setup with a police officer in the road doing nothing it appears that it serves no purpose what so ever but to confuse people.

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Mike N
yeah they all suck

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kick his ball, poke both his eye

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they are trained to talk like that.its to prevent back talk.the young ones are power trippers.the veterans are reasonable.next time taser him,because you felt threatened.thats what they say,right?

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Infinite Academic
Have you tried having the right to remain silent? And anything he says can and will be held against him in a court of law.

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One night I was driving with my 86 year old dad as a passenger. I came to an intersection with a police cruiser parked in the middle of the intersection. There was nothing else in the intersection. It was a four way stop. A cop was standing there and he moved his arm and I thought he was motioning me to go around him, so when I started to go, all of a sudden he started screaming at me, putting his hand on the gun in his holster, he was glaring at me and yelling "you stop right there! you stop right there!" I stopped and looked at him like he was insane. I sat there waiting for a few minutes and then he moved me on.
What if he'd shot me with my dad in the car? My dad is partially deaf. He wouldn't have known what was going on. If he'd yelled at my dad, my dad wouldn't have heard him. Would he have shot my dad?
Cops are loose cannons just waiting to shoot someone. They may have been good in the old days but they're just weird now and scary.

To answer your question, just forget about it. What can you do?

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police are authority figures and some of them have an attitude that goes with it. He was angry because you failed to follow the cones. It sounds like he just yelled and didn't give you a ticket, right?
Be grateful. Next time, proceed with caution. If you are unsure, slow to a stop and ask him. If he was in the middle of the road, that should have been an indication for you to drive to the right of him inside the cones.
Maybe they were searching for an abducted child or a spot check for drunks. Now you know to slow down when you see cops in the middle of the road.
Welcome to the world of driving!

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When i was a young boy the policeman was someone you could depend on. Unfortunately because of their association and job they have turned into thugs. Quite a few of our high school bullies ended up cops, and I have found that the forces are rude, belligerent, and mouthy. They feel because of the danger of their job and the low lifes they run into, that they have the right to treat everyone else like trash. I have no tickets, never been arrested, never taken a drug, been a law abiding citizen for over 50 yrs but can remember being yelled at or treated with disrespect several times. Just walk away, you cant fight the gestapo.

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The officer could have made his point clearly and logically without the boisterous fulmination. It makes U wonder what he might do if he mistakenly addresses a more serious problem like standing in the middle of the lane he expects U to drive on. Oh Yeah, didn't he do that?

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To be quite honest letting this go would be the best thing/ to have said something back could have resulted in you being rodney king'd or sean bell'd/ reporting him could lead to you constantly being harrassed or targeted/ the best thing for you to do is do not let it bother you so much and to stay clear of this cop

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He wasnt yelling he was being assertive. Most cops are like that so i dont take it as yelling. The do it beacuse they want to get there point stright. If he would have threatened you or you where just casualy driving where no interaction with cones where then you could get his badge number and report of him being rude to you.

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Morgan R
Good grief! Use some common sense! Do you think that is a normal scenario? acop standing in the road with cones?? The reasonable person would say to themselves:"Something is going on!" Then the reasonable person would have stopped and waited or asked for instructions. If you don't understand the signals you must ask him his directives. But changing into an oncoming traffic lane was not a good choice. Actually I do unsderstand your frustration; I have dealt flagman that have the IQ of the tar they are laying. The diffrence is the flagman cant write you a citation for "failure to obey a traffic direction(the officer)" and traveling the wrong way on the roadway". Next time stop until you are sure of the orders; it may save your life.

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Stop being a big baby and get on with life.

The officer was just warning you so that a accident does not occur. Thats his job simple. I am sure he would have said it to anyone who had done the same.


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Re-read what you wrote. Its clearly apparent the police officer didn't yell at you "for no reason".

The reason the officer yelled at you was because the officer's hand signals, the flashing lights and cones weren't getting through to you. SO he shouted. The shouting actually appears to have worked, because after he shouted at you, you figured out what he wanted you to do.

When you're standing in the middle of the road trying to direct traffic (with folks driving with their head up their a$$es all around you) you need to be able to project your voice. Just because it was loud, doesn't mean that he was "angry" or "mean".

It was nothing personal against you. Surprisingly enough you probably aren't the only person who doesn't understand basic police driving direction hand signals (it used to be part of the driving test to know them), and maybe the officer was less than clear with his hand signals.

As for what you can could do? You could report the officer with the time, date and place of the incident. However, if you articulated your complaint the same as you have done herer, and if I were the IA Detective, you would be receiving a traffic citation for Failure to Obey (Traffic Device), in that you did not follow the officer's commands.

Or you could try to learn from this experience. Take a class figure out what all those (of so) mysterious hand signals mean, or take a ride-along with a cop, and get our perspective rather than from the dross on yahoo answers.

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