My question involves police conduct in the State of: Hawaii
At about 10 p.m., I parked my car about half a mile from my on-campus dorm (I'm in grad school, but without an on-campus parking permit, and street parking is scarce). When I was about halfway home, walking eastbound along the northern side of a main street that runs along the southern edge of our campus, a westbound police car slowed down really carefully next to me and the police officer stared at me. I was kinda surprised and was looking in his direction.
Police always make me nervous, from when I was in high school and got stopped a few times (even though I wasn't doing anything wrong), so I might have looked nervous this time.
Anyway, as I'm walking past the police car, the light bar on top seemed to go on briefly, so instinctively I stopped, and I looked toward the car, and a flash went off. I think they took my picture.
Then I remembered there was this story of a woman assaulted last Thursday, just off campus about a quarter mile from where I was. The description given by Honolulu PD has some characteristics in common with me, though I think I'm younger and better looking than the guy in the picture.
So here's my question: Is it legal for the police, who have no reason other than a vague resemblance to some of the characteristics of last week's attacker, to take a picture of me when I'm walking down the street if I am not a suspect? How does that work?
For the record, although I and the suspect description match on race, hair color, and age, I'm 5'7" and 150 pounds, while the suspect is 5'8" to 6'0" and weights 180 to 200 pounds.