Texas traffic stop sparking debate: what to do if you're pulled over

Police dashboard video showed a traffic stop involving a Texas Trooper and 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say later took her life when she was booked into jail.

The autopsy came back Thursday, it was there were no injuries consistent with a violent homicide, but there were injuries consistent with suicide.

Now there is lots of talk about how one should conduct themselves when stopped by the police.

"They should comply with those orders, the consequences as we've seen are horrific," said Alessandra Soler with the Arizona American Civil Liberties Union. 

Soler advises people to be polite, respectful, and calm when interacting with police officers. 

"Even if you disagree with what that police officer is asking you to do, you want to make sure you follow those police orders, and then you can file a complaint afterwards, or if it rises to litigation, you can pursue other remedies," she said.

Soler says ask if you are being arrested.

"You can always ask the police officer "Officer, am I free to leave?" If that officer says no, then you are under arrest, which means you have the right to remain silent and ask for an attorney," said Soler.

You also have the right to video record police officers, as long as you are not interfering with police operations.

"We believe cameras are one way to hold police officers accountable," she said.

The ACLU says to never resist arrest, and anyone arrested must remember they have the right to remain silent, and ask for a lawyer.

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