It is the policy of 99% of the police departments that the citizens have the right to go to the police station and acquire a complaint form. This often is contested by the police and they refuse to cooperate with the citizen and become threatening to the citizen trying to deter them from filing a complaint. You are NOT required to give any information to the police about what your complaint is about before receiving the form. You are NOT required to identify yourself. If you decide not to identify yourself or tell them what the complaint is about this is NOT suspicious activity and does not justify an officer to detain or arrest an individual. But sadly not telling the officer what the complaint is about or not identifying yourself raises contempt and makes officers aggressive. Often you hear the officers stating "You have to tell me what this is about before I give you a form, its going to go through me anyways" And statements like "Your really starting to piss me off now" trying to intimidate and scare the individual trying to make the complaint. Many officers think that a citizen has to do whatever they say and if you don't you are guilty of being non-compliant. An officer does not have the right to demand a citizen give up his lawful rights just because he wants them to. But too often if you do not give up your rights the officer will grow aggressive. Review these videos below and see how our officers of the law compose themselves when they do not realize they are being video taped.
Undercover Investigation of Dallas Texas Police Department
Compilation of attempting to file a complaint on an abusive officer of the law.