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Today as I was crossing a crosswalk a DA Police Officer refused to yield and continued through the crosswalk in disregard for me and another person trying to cross the street. Note of information: This happened in Colorado on Fort Carson, It was a marked car, but didn't have it's lights or siren on, he didn't even slow down...... So I threw my arms up in disgust. He saw this and came to a stop about 10 ft. in front of me. I ignored that he even stopped and continued across the street. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him pull forward to the next opening in our company parking lot. I was already on the far side of the one way parking lot. So he had to go down to the end and come back up  the other side to confront me. I heard him pull up behind me, but instead of asking me to talk to him he hit his lights and sirens and the annoying whooping horn to stop me. He then threatened to give me a $35 ticket for disrespecting a peace officer. I then asked him if I had the right of way in a marked pedestrian crosswalk. He told me no that I didn't have the right of way as stated in the Colorado Revised Statute. So I agreed with him apologized and took down his badge number and car number and decided to Google it when I got home. Everything I could find proved that I was right and that I did have the right of way due to the fact that he had neither lights or sirens on. Is this correct and should I push it by reporting this to the Provost Marshal Office????????????


 Colorado Revised Statutes that I researched:


42-4-108


42-4-802


42-4-705


42-4-807


42-4-1101


42-4-1401

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Not for nothing, but this is PoliceLink not WhineAboutThePoliceLink. In the grand scheme of things your complaint is petty at best, but it may give the PMO a chuckle.


Oh and I'm sure the Ft. Carson guys here on the site will really appreciate your post.


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If your story is true and if you feel that you were in the right then make the complaint.


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rsteade says ...



If your story is true and if you feel that you were in the right then make the complaint.



I agree.  If you believe that the officer went out of his way to hassle you and was either incorrect about the statutes or was lying to cover his butt, then make the complaint.  It probably won't go anywhere, but this may also not be the first time this guy has lied to the public or abused his power.  Do what you feel is right and warranted under the circumstances.

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Today as I was crossing a crosswalk a DA Police Officer refused to yield and continued through the crosswalk in disregard for me and another person trying to cross the street. Note of information: This happened in Colorado on Fort Carson, It was a marked car, but didn't have it's lights or siren on, he didn't even slow down...... So I threw my arms up in disgust. He saw this and came to a stop about 10 ft. in front of me. I ignored that he even stopped and continued across the street. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him pull forward to the next opening in our company parking lot. I was already on the far side of the one way parking lot. So he had to go down to the end and come back up  the other side to confront me. I heard him pull up behind me, but instead of asking me to talk to him he hit his lights and sirens and the annoying whooping horn to stop me. He then threatened to give me a $35 ticket for disrespecting a peace officer. I then asked him if I had the right of way in a marked pedestrian crosswalk. He told me no that I didn't have the right of way as stated in the Colorado Revised Statute. So I agreed with him apologized and took down his badge number and car number and decided to Google it when I got home. Everything I could find proved that I was right and that I did have the right of way due to the fact that he had neither lights or sirens on. Is this correct and should I push it by reporting this to the Provost Marshal Office????????????


 Colorado Revised Statutes that I researched:


42-4-108


42-4-802


42-4-705


42-4-807


42-4-1101


42-4-1401



I do believe you have wwwaaayyy to much time on your hands. If the officer treated you badly and you feel less like human being then go file a complaint. With you claiming to be a soldier, I would like to think that if your driving in a area you "serve and protect" and a civilian throws his hands up at you in disgust at the way you perform such a simple task, like "driving threw a pedestrian crosswalk", you might get a little pissed too. I'm sure you would rather the person just say, "thank you for your service", and be on their merry way. Keep this in mind next time you feel the need to openly critisize a Police Officer. We would just appreciate it sssoooo much if you say, (to yourself) "thank you" and be on your merry little way.

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First off,


I assume this is your introduction as well since its your first post.


Secondly, "So I threw my arms up in disgust" great military bearing...definately NCO material.


Excerpt from 42-4-802 Colorado Revised Statutes


"(1) When traffic control signals are not in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger."


Obviously you weren't on his side of the roadway or he would have hit you.  Not to mention that if he stopped 10 ft in front of you he couldn't have been traveling that fast as to put you in danger unless you just embelished that detail to add flare to your story because your keen attention to detail is apparent everywhere else. 


 


Of course you are entitled to your own interpretation as well.  If you feel the need to make that complaint I recommend you do the "military" thing and follow your chain of command.  If you can convince your sqd leader, pltn sgt, co cmdr, & bn cmdr that you were harrassed and that your life was put in jeapordy then by all means file that complaint. 


 


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I'm not too concerned about the initial allegation, it can be chalked up to a misunderstanding or a differing viewpoint based upon perspective. What does concern me, as a police supervisor and retired military police non-commissioned officer, is the actions the officer took after driving through the crosswalk. IF events occurred by described, this officer has opened himself up to allegations of abuse of authority. Again, IF events occurred as described, we have a bully wearing a badge who is using his position to intimidate and coerce the populace he has sworn to protect. At the very least he is a candidate for retraining because he lack a fundamental knowledge of the law. I've conducted some research and could find no charge within the Colorado Revised Statutes regarding disrespecting a police officer, nor is there a similar charge within the United States Code or the Uniform Code of Military Justice.


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navycop says ...



todd_crow says ...



Today as I was crossing a crosswalk a DA Police Officer refused to yield and continued through the crosswalk in disregard for me and another person trying to cross the street. Note of information: This happened in Colorado on Fort Carson, It was a marked car, but didn't have it's lights or siren on, he didn't even slow down...... So I threw my arms up in disgust. He saw this and came to a stop about 10 ft. in front of me. I ignored that he even stopped and continued across the street. Out of the corner of my eye I saw him pull forward to the next opening in our company parking lot. I was already on the far side of the one way parking lot. So he had to go down to the end and come back up  the other side to confront me. I heard him pull up behind me, but instead of asking me to talk to him he hit his lights and sirens and the annoying whooping horn to stop me. He then threatened to give me a $35 ticket for disrespecting a peace officer. I then asked him if I had the right of way in a marked pedestrian crosswalk. He told me no that I didn't have the right of way as stated in the Colorado Revised Statute. So I agreed with him apologized and took down his badge number and car number and decided to Google it when I got home. Everything I could find proved that I was right and that I did have the right of way due to the fact that he had neither lights or sirens on. Is this correct and should I push it by reporting this to the Provost Marshal Office????????????


 Colorado Revised Statutes that I researched:


 


42-4-108


42-4-802


42-4-705


42-4-807


42-4-1101


42-4-1401



stop being a little bitch and STFU....



HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA NavyCop...


Love it...


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navycop says ...



shellgame says ...



rsteade says ...



If your story is true and if you feel that you were in the right then make the complaint.



I agree.  If you believe that the officer went out of his way to hassle you and was either incorrect about the statutes or was lying to cover his butt, then make the complaint.  It probably won't go anywhere, but this may also not be the first time this guy has lied to the public or abused his power.  Do what you feel is right and warranted under the circumstances.



if he is military then he can suck it up......cry baby....shit I hope this guy doesn't go to combat


 


Got to agree with Navycop(no not because he is in the Navy, well maybe a little) You ARE in the military and there are certain ways of handling complaints. I wouldnt recommend posting a complaint about an LEO on here, i just dont forsee that going well at all, call me crazy.  AND I would recommend building a reputation on here before making your FIRST post a complaint. I mean, you have ONE friend, ONE post. Your not starting off on the right foot. Not sure if everyone else agree's but this is just my opinion.