Norfolk can be a very dangerous place. Most police in the city are good, but a few are stupid antis. Laws do not let them arrest for brandishing unless they witness the brandishing, a Class I Misdemeanor.
Getting ready to engage in fisticuffs in Norfolk is not a good idea. Your family brought fists to a gunfight (Play on bringing a knife to a gunfight). Forewarned is forearmed.
Fortunately your family was not physically harmed.
Live Free or Die,