This video shows a rider honking his horn at a driver in front at a roundabout because he was on the phone and not moving. It turns out to be a Denver cop who then unloads abuse on rider Devin Jones and threatens to fine him for road rage.
So who is at fault here? Both!
Yes, police are allowed to use a hand-held phone while driving on special occasions.
In many jurisdictions, police are given certain leeway in breaking some road rules such as using a mobile phone while driving or even speeding, so long as they are “taking reasonable care” or in an emergency situation.
In the case of an emergency, the police vehicle should have the sirens and lights operating at the time if they are fitted to the vehicle.