I know how to conduct myself. I was a news photographer for TV stations for years - I know how to stay out of the way, and how to keep my head on a swivel and be sure I stay out of the way. I was not in sticking a camera in a police officer's face, I was well away from everyone. The police officer had to run about 25-feet to get in my face.
It was broad daylight - no strobe - I don't have a motor drive.
The other neighbors were in the same area as me. None of them were spoken to. The objection from the policeman came solely because I was taking photographs. He was obviously very afraid of something - I have no idea what.