I park on the street in front of my house, because it is very convenient - I can for instance, get to and from my car without rousing my dogs or waking up family.
I had the police come one evening and tell me I had to move my car. When I asked what ordinance I violated (this was info I wanted to pass on to my attorney if the need arose), the policeman had to think a minute and then said I was impeding traffic. (This was strange in and of itself - in my experience with this department, the officers always name the ordinance violation that they're investigating. He did not, I had to ask near the end of our conversation.) I told him that there were a number of cars parked the same way on the same street, in the direction he was heading once he left. I made it clear I was NOT complaining about those people, I just wanted to know why I was being singled out. He assured me they'd do a sweep of the street. (I have footage from the next 5 days of the street, and it was never cleared by the police of vehicles - I have it for day and night times.)
When I went down the road to turn around and park the way he ordered me to, I saw the same officer going down the road, swerve around a much larger vehicle and keep going.
I called the police department, and reported all this. His sergeant called me back and asked me three questions: if I was within 20 feet of a stop sign (nope), if I was in front of hydrant (none on that corner) and if I was as far off the road as possible (i.e., on the curb and yes, I was). He said he'd review the body cam footage and get back to me (he hasn't). I am willing to drop the issue, as long as I don't feel I'm being singled out. But the weird lack of sync between the policeman, who never raised any of the points his sergeant did, and his sergeant, along with the fact that the officer seemed to have trouble naming the ordinance of which I was supposedly in violation got me thinking: what happens when an officer can't name an ordinance or law that is supposedly broken, but either orders you to do something based on the supposed violation or tries to arrest you for the same? (This is in Louisiana.)