He did not obey commands
I think he was obeying her command. No doubt, she ordered him back to vehicle and he complied by putting his hands in the air and walking towards his vehicle and not towards her.
But aside from that, unless there were outstanding wants or warrants against Mr. Crutcher, or the plates on his car were expired, his taillight broken, or he was suspected of robbing one of trees, since there are no stores, food markets, or banks in this area, Mr. Crutcher had the right to refuse to obey.
I’d like other bloggers, lawyers, and judges to weigh in on this topic:
If there is no imminent threat to the Police Officer, or other citizens, and you have NOT committed a crime, do you have the right to refuse to obey a Police Officer?
A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
Eliza D. Ankum