NEW YORK - You have the right to give officers the middle finger, and officers can’t pull you over just because you’ve “flipped them the bird”, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
The ruling came after John Swartz and his wife sued two police officers, according to a Huffington Post report.
The officers pulled Swartz over in May 2006 after he gave them the middle finger while the officers were using a radar device at a N.Y. intersection.
A judge initially ruled in favor of the officers in 2011, but the Court of Appeals ordered that the case be reviewed again.
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