stop and frisk
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what justification is needed to stop a suspect
justification needed to frisk a detained person or vehicle
reasonable belief that the suspect is armed and dangerous to yourself or others
what is the purpose of a stop and frisk
to search for weapons
what areas can be searched in a stop and frisk
areas within immediate control of the detainee where a weapon might be placed or hidden
what is "plain feel"
officer has to be legaly justified in performing a frisk and immediately recognizes, with P/C certainity, an object as evidence of contraband
when can a container be searched for weapons during a frisk
- open containers can be searched based on reasonable suspision
- closed containers can be searched based on reasonable suspision and accessability to the suspect
- locked containers are not easly accessable therefor you need a search warrant
what can an officer do while detaining a suspect whit a container when frisk of the container does not seem reasonable
the officer can temporarily seize the container, set it out of reach and return it when the detention is over.
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