It definetly does not sound routine but we are talking about LA county here. Aint nothing routine around there. Personally I have never been pulled over by more than one officer and in the 3 times I have been pulled over only once did more than 1 officer approach my car. They were always polite and courteous. In fact I was left alone 2 out of three times with no ticket, the third time was a speed trap no way I was getting out of that one, I knew it and so did the cop. I dont blame cops for being a little paranoid , that little amount of paranoia keeps you sharp and alive. Getting out of the car was not wrong but not the best idea. There is no law that says when you are pulled over that you cannot exit your vehicle to talk to the officer, most cops will tell you though it makes them a little suspicious and its best to stay in the vehicle. He complied with the officers and all he got was the ticket, obviously they did not do a full vehicle search which at that point of you granting them consent they were able to do. (ONe of the reasons I lock my trunk from the interior). Overall it seems at first read that its a little out of ordinary but for those of you who dont live in California and have not been to or live in LA county I dont believe you have a grasp on the situation out here. Cops have to be overly careful to protect themselves and their families, this is the state where frivilous gun laws and lawsuites run rampant.