Thanks for your comments...I hate to sound so negative, but the influx of young "john Law" types generally pull this bull sh$t. They forget who pays their salary, and just what their purpose is . As I see it, it is to be of assistance and help to the general public and to protect the folks from the bad guys...Yes, it is to inforce the laws, but damn guys it takes some common sense to know when someone is a bad guy...Sure all should obey the laws and never endanger another's life. Now i will say this...the mentally of a large city law enforcement agency is very simple. Don't go out and stop citizens for what you may suspect to be a minor traffice violation unless it put someones life in danger. The reason is very simple.....It will delay your response time should a serious crime take place....IF you do make a traffic stop for some bull sh$t reason, keep it brief, to the point, and get on with being in a position to respond to a real crime. Bordom is a big issue with the other law enforcement agencies. Hense you have the idots who want to harrass the general public. What the public does't realize is they have the right to request...no DEMAND the shift commander respond to the scene and be available to answer any questions asked. Same goes for an legal person should the officer's request indicate he suspects a serious violation has been committed. Officers hate this because most have their heads when they don't need to be...out of being bored. My old shift commander would always ask me several guestions before any search would take place...Remember illegal search and seisure laws are very complex. More than half of the on site searches are done illegally in this country.
You should most diffently write the law agency and request a written accounting of this officer's observations that led to this search. I would also demand to see this officer's performance record. I promise you will get some results.