What Happens When a County Employee Acts Like a Police Officer?

Posted on AllSides October 31st, 2022
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It's likely that a large chunk of the people reading this have had the unenviable experience of being pulled over by a police officer for a traffic infraction. You know what you're supposed to do. But what are you supposed to do when a government employee who is not a police officer pulls you over, detains you for hours, and tries to perform a traffic stop, despite having no authority to do so?

According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, you are, in some circumstances, supposed to accept this—as...

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