What can I do about an inappropriate police encounter?
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That is certainly a troubling experience. You may be able to file a complaint through the department where the officer works. Suggest you contact them and begin the process. You probably do not have a lawsuit. Police are entitled to ask detained persons to stay in their vehicles. It is a safety issue, and the policewoman was probably just following procedure. Still, she possibly could have been more professional about it.