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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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