...What happened? Another Officer blew up my stop that I had calmed down. I am actually pretty good at de-escalation, as someone who is, besides all things, essentially a salesman, it comes very naturally to me. Pulled over a guy who was not real happy about being pulled over, and even less happy about me shining my stinger into the back seat where his kids were... Fine, angry guy....an angry guy with no valid DL. He gets pulled out of the car so we can talk. (Lippy wife in the car...) I am pretty sure my return will include a warrant (it should have but it didnt yet...) Takes a little time to calm angry guy down. (mind you, he is being mouthy and loud but compliant from the start) Angry guy is now indoor voice lippy guy and getting better as his options start to sink in and now is moving more towards asking me things as oppossed to being angy tool lashing out and having a tantrum. Another officer shows up right at the tail end and decides this situation needs to be interesting again and just lays into angry guy....pretty much ensuring a rise out of angry guy. It really sucked. I have watched officers who could not deescalate very well. I have seen officers on their own calls take it the wrong way....but this is the first time someone did it, on my stop, after a pretty fine bit of work turning it into peace. Oh well. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!