552.001. TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS. (a) A traffic
control signal displaying green, red, and yellow lights or lighted
arrows applies to a pedestrian as provided by this section unless
the pedestrian is otherwise directed by a special pedestrian
(b) A pedestrian facing a green signal may proceed across a
roadway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk unless the sole green
signal is a turn arrow.
(c) A pedestrian facing a steady red signal alone or a
steady yellow signal may not enter a roadway.
552.002. PEDESTRIAN RIGHT-OF-WAY IF CONTROL SIGNAL
PRESENT. (a) A pedestrian control signal displaying "Walk,"
"Don't Walk," or "Wait" applies to a pedestrian as provided by this
(b) A pedestrian facing a "Walk" signal may proceed across a
roadway in the direction of the signal, and the operator of a
vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
(c) A pedestrian may not start to cross a roadway in the
direction of a "Don't Walk" signal or a "Wait" signal. A pedestrian
who has partially crossed while the "Walk" signal is displayed
shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the "Don't Walk"
signal or "Wait" signal is displayed.
552.003. PEDESTRIAN RIGHT-OF-WAY AT CROSSWALK. (a) The
operator of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian
crossing a roadway in a crosswalk if:
(1) no traffic control signal is in place or in
(2) the pedestrian is:
(A) on the half of the roadway in which the
vehicle is traveling; or
(B) approaching so closely from the opposite half
of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a pedestrian may not
suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and proceed into a
crosswalk in the path of a vehicle so close that it is impossible
for the vehicle operator to yield.
(c) The operator of a vehicle approaching from the rear of a
vehicle that is stopped at a crosswalk to permit a pedestrian to
cross a roadway may not pass the stopped vehicle.
Since you state that the approaching vehicles had a green signal before you ever stepped into the roadway, please explain how the cop "broke the law." YOU broke the law by stepping into the roadway and could have been cited for that in addition to your disorderly conduct. Your belligerent attitude only assured that the cop issued a citation rather than simply having a "heart-to-heart" with you...and caused the issuing of the ticket to be a pleasant experience for him/her, thus the smile.