Officers stop the car in front of 1157 Holbart Street. The Black man sees the car come to a stop but does not move. Two of the four officers get out of the car. There is no
radio communication before the officers approach the man. Officer Scott holds up his police badge and calls out, “Police, can we have a word?” Officer Scott and Officer Dovidio begin moving toward the porch steps. The man does not respond but moves onto the porch.
Segment Two Questions
Question: Discuss and evaluate the decision of the two officers to get out of the car and approach the man.
Question: What other options do the officers have? What are the possible consequences of these options?
Question: What are possible explanations of why the man on the porch does not respond to the officers?
Question: What would you do and why?