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Sorry to hear about your situation. A police officer can ask anything, but at that point it doesn't sound like he had a reasonable suspicion to look himself without permission. Typically, to do a search in relation to a vehicle stop, the police have to have a reasonable and articulable suspicion that there is contraband in the vehicle. The mere fact that you are a nurse doesn't give rise to such a suspicion. But officers can always ask for consent, and if it is given, they can look. Which is probably why the officer asked you as opposed to searching against your will.