1. They refuse to give their full name.
2. They avoid use of body cams, dash cams, and will delete your video too.
I had a mix of run-ins with various cops and am learning which cops act dirty and which aren’t quite as dirty. Ofcourse, when a dirty cop is allowed to stay on the force for years, he is also being covered up by good cops who turn a blind eye. So there can be a stain on the whole police force because of the lack of discipline within its own ranks.
I’m hesitant to say that night patrols will have all dirty cops, because I have run into day cops who also act dirty. People say that the day cops are more political because more important figureheads are out doing their errands in the daylight. You want cops who are more hesitant to use bullying tactics during the day against questionable people of importance. But, some cops put in a lot of effort to learn the psychology of who looks like an important person and who doesn’t. If you are being bullied by a cop, then you are targeted as not being important. It may not matter if it is night or day patrol.
I’m also hesitant to say that small town cops could be dirtier than big city cops too. I have found a mix of both problems with personal experience. Maybe noticeable factor in how dirty cops can be found is that they base their judgements largely on emotions. If they are feeling irritated, you will be bullied in an effort for the cop to feel better about themselves. You can find these emotional bullies in either a big city or small town.
No matter how much training an emotional bully gets to check their emotions during an interaction, you find that the threads can become loose and they resort back to what feels more natural for them. Expect to find an irrational emotional bully who fails to ID themselves, expecting their costume to identify who they are and when it has to come down to your word against theirs when the cameras are turned off.