« on: December 19, 2006, 06:17:12 PM »
Hey can i get your guys opinion on this. Is it enough or too much? I wasn't going to even report since its been expunged, but from what I hear is that you should report any and everything.
On July 27, 2004, at the age of 19, a friend and I were walking home from a friendís house. Along the way we were stopped and approached by a Corvallis police officer that proceeded to ask us for identification. I refused, believing that I had done nothing wrong. Feeling that I was be being harassed, I attempted to leave the scene. I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor of interference, escape, and Minor in Possession of alcohol. The following day, I sought the advice of an attorney. He agreed that I should not have been stopped and that the tactics used by the police amounted to profiling. Benton County seemed to agree as the charges were quickly dropped and I never had to appear in any court. I subsequently had the record of the arrest expunged.
While this incident is very embarrassing, I do not believe that it is a reflection of my character or judgment. I very much respect the work of the Police and have never had any further interaction with them. This was an isolated event and I am sorry to have made the choices I did. I was 19 years old at the time and have sensed matured. I hope that this event does not change your opinion of me and does not take away from the rest of my application.