The writer appears to present both sides of the story, but leads you to conclude that Pop was arrested while giving an interview to NPR because he couldn't hear and made the friendly gesture of placing his hand on a cop's shoulder. I'm sure there's more to the other side of the story.
But just because we don't have all the information, doesn't mean we shouldn't comment. So what do you think? Were the cops out of line? Was Pop?
I'd especially like to hear from anyone who has experience with law enforcement, on either side of the badge.