https://www.theblaze.com/news/polic...stopping-black-shoppers-for-acting-suspicious So he follows them out of the store (legal) Tries to get their license plate number (legal) They admit that they DELIBERATELY obscured the license plate in a public place while operating the vehicle (seems not legal) He asked for ID (legal), called for backup (legal) , and the two Yutes voluntarily remained on scene for other officers to arrive. Other than refusing to identify himself, where is the policy violation? Now, this exchange is less than flattering, but doesn’t strike me as some sort of gross violation of rights: "What do you need my I.D. for, sir?" one of the men asks Jones. "Because you want to run your mouth," he responds. After one of the men tells Jones he didn't have the right to run the vehicle's license plates, Jones shouts: “I got my rights to do anything I want to do, I’m a police officer." Not a great attitude, but he does have the right to run the plate, unless Indiana is different from everywhere else.