Q: Is walking away from an officer and refusing to identify oneself to an officer obstruction?
A: These type of cases depend heavily on the totality of the circumstances.
With that said, walking away from an officer is only obstruction if the officer has reasonable articulable suspicion that you are involved in criminal activity. In order words, he must have some specific and objective reason of suspecting that you are involved in a crime. If so, the officer is allowed to detain you and investigate further. If not, you may walk away.
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