Professional courtesy was the tradition among physicians not to charge for treatment of each other's family.The purpose was to discourage physicians from having members of their own family as patients, as well as to foster bonds among physicians. The custom dates back to Hippocrates.
The phrase may also be applied in a literal form, such as required ethical behavior of lawyers towards each other.
Since approximately 1990 the term has been used to refer to the practice by law enforcement officers allowing other officers to engage in traffic violations and some crimes without being reported or arrested.
Officer was wrong for the arrest if it is current and a violation of CC law,Driver is an idiot,this is how not to handle being stopped by LEO,back when I was an LEO anybody that got out of a vehicle before being asked raised my suspicion there may be something they don't want me to see or smell in the car,
Driver then was reaching back into the vehicle and messing around something I would have stopped him immediately and very likely at gun point,too easy for the guy to get a gun, point and shoot.
I would suggest stay in the vehicle and keep your hands visible,inform if necessary or you want to,and then follow his/her instructions.Don't make any fast moves and if opening glove compartment for papers etc pause before reaching in so they can see it's clear of weapons.
Our jeep got 'bumped" in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. When producing paper for the Officer I said "here's my lic., reg, ins, and CCW". She said gave me a funny look and said "I don't care about that". Just common courtesy I think, letting her know who she is dealing with.
I know you don't "have" to tell leo's.... but I would tell them just out of courtesy... Just my opinion.
Be considerate of the officer. TN does not require that a permit holder inform. But part of my Handgun Carry Permit training in TN included a (simulated) clip of a stop in which the officer sees a concealed weapon on an overweight lady's person as she reaches for her insurance papers. He prones her out.
The moral of the story is, it may be best to just hand your permit with your license or inform anyway, as a courtesy or don't be surprised if the officer takes the superior position.
I never saw a gun nor did that officer... he might have seen a holster but not a gun! The LEO says he is being arrested for DISPLAYING A FIREARM, not displaying a holster. Anyone know the out come of this?
It's not about 'courtesy.' Personally I think that must makes the drivers feel better.
They have to treat ALL people as if they're armed. Even if you tell them, they'd be silly to trust you anymore than anyone else.
If they ask you to get out of the vehicle, that's a different story.
The video is from 2009.
The DA did not bring any charges against the driver ......or the officer who is now a marine officer.
Biggest mistake he made was getting out. Had he stayed in the van he would have been on his way in 20 minutes.
On a different occasion I had a problem with the lights on my trailer and the officer asked me to walk back with him. I told him before I got out that I was carrying and had a permit. He asked where and to see my permit. He asked if he should be worried that I would shot him. I told him no and we walked to the back of the trailer. I got a warning for my lights.
In one case informing was useful and the other not so much. I don't tell unless I feel it is useful and 99% of the time it is not useful.
No reason not to tell him. But it's nice when cops actually understand the laws they're supposed to enforce