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Yes, in short. Obviously it is not best practice and I know they are rude sometimes. That isn't unlawful per se. You could put in a complaint to the IPCC but I really wouldn't suggest it. Even if you succeed they will just get words of advice and then they will take revenge. Police officers don't lose their job for being rude I'm afraid.
In terms of what they actually did, they are entitled to stop any person about whom they have the barest suspicion. It is very easy to justify a stop. It is quite unlikely they have no explanation for this at all.
In terms of your phone, obviously I will have no way of knowing what they did at scene but I would imagine they were checking the IMEI code which is on the back of most devices.
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Usually to search for stolen property.
Well, sometimes people do antagonise the police but there are officers who do annoy people deliberately. Not everybody with power uses it wisely.
The question really is whether there is anything to gain by complaining. I almost never advise a complaint. I always find it blows up in your face in the long run even if you win in the short term. There are exceptions but if it is just that an officer was rude it is just not worth it.
Yes, I understand. For what it is worth, I have a policy of almost never complaining about anything. It has served me well.
The inevitable consequence of complaining about people is that you create a motivation for them to act against you. Some will. Some won't. It is a risk you don't want.
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