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    Default Is it Police Harassment for the Police to Follow You Without Pulling You Over

    My question involves police conduct in the State of: vermont
    Say your traveling one way and a police officer is driving in the other direction . You pass eachother. You arent speeding, you turned your high beams to low you did not cross a line and were not on the phone yet he turns around and follows you for 12 miles then pulls onto a side road and immediatly turns around and heads back to where you came from. Is that considered harrasment?
    Especially when that particular barracks doesn't patrol in the town they followed you into and it has happened on 2 other occasions.
    How far can an officer legally follow you like that?

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    Do you really think there is a law that limits how far a cop can follow you? If you do you would be wrong. He has just as much right if not more to be at any given place on the road as you do.

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    My question involves police conduct in the State of: vermont
    Say your traveling one way and a police officer is driving in the other direction . You pass eachother. You arent speeding, you turned your high beams to low you did not cross a line and were not on the phone yet he turns around and follows you for 12 miles then pulls onto a side road and immediatly turns around and heads back to where you came from. Is that considered harrasment?
    Considered by whom? If your intent was to ask whether it meets any sort of legal definition of harassment, the answer is no. Not even remotely close.


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    How far can an officer legally follow you like that?
    No legal limit exists.

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    Following suspected criminals around to see if they commit crimes is what we call "good police work."

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    My question involves police conduct in the State of: vermont
    Say your traveling one way and a police officer is driving in the other direction . You pass eachother. You arent speeding, you turned your high beams to low you did not cross a line and were not on the phone yet he turns around and follows you for 12 miles then pulls onto a side road and immediatly turns around and heads back to where you came from. Is that considered harrasment?
    No. It is not considered harassment.

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    Especially when that particular barracks doesn't patrol in the town they followed you into and it has happened on 2 other occasions.
    He can follow you anywhere in the state.


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    How far can an officer legally follow you like that?
    If you're talking about a state trooper, he can follow you throughout the state.
    I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.......

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