But the KSC further held that the officer lacked any reasonable suspicion to continue to detain Mr. Reiss past that point:
In short, Ritter had quickly resolved his safety concerns that justified Reiss' initial detention. The State did not provide evidence to suggest otherwise—except that Ritter had been unwilling to turn his back on Reiss' truck, a concern easily resolved by advising Reiss he was now free to go. But then Ritter changed the thrust of the officer-citizen encounter: "I asked him for his driver's license and proof of insurance to identify who he was."According to the KSC, asking for identification is more than a minimal intrusion and requires reasonable suspicion.
As an aside, I thought it was interesting that the KSC held that the way to resolve ongoing officer safety concerns (absent reasonable suspicion or more that would justify detention) is to let the person go. What a concept.