Originally Posted by Kangaroo
She refused to show he license and it is the same thing if you refuse to sign the ticket they can detain you and arrest you. He did not violate her due process or act out of his legal authority.
Nope, legally he did nothing wrong. I think he could have handled the situation a little differently. I think she could have, too. She was being a pain in the rear for no reason. Just get your drivers license out and give it to the cop. I don't know what his rush was. Sure she refused, but there is no hurry to take the next step and arrest her. Slow down and try a new angle of trying to get her to cooperate. If then she doesn't show her license, then proceed to the next step.
This type of stuff is not a common occurrence. There will always be a few jerks in any group, but that doesn't make every cop a bad guy or even the majority of them. I don't even think it is a large minority of police officers that act like jerks. I've never had a bad run in with law enforcement.