Reasonable suspicion

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  • Rodriguez V. Case Brief Summary

    The court held that the use of a k-9 unit after a stop has been completed and without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity is indeed a violation of the fourth amendment right. The court relied heavily on the fact that the police stop was extended beyond the point necessary to complete the mission of issuing the ticket for the traffic violation…

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  • Arizona Vs Hicks Case Study

    Upon arriving at the scene, police entered the apartment to search for Respondent. While at the scene, a police officer found two sets of expensive stereo components and became reasonably suspicious of where it was located. Because of his reasonable suspicion, the police officer proceeded to record the serial numbers. In order to retrieve all the numbers, the police officer moved a turntable. Once the police officer retrieved the serial numbers, he notified headquarters. After the call, the…

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  • 4th Amendment Rights Case Study

    Issue: Whether Mr. Howard’s 4th Amendment rights were violated when he was stopped and frisked by officers whose only basis for such a stop was an anonymous phone tip? Facts: Our client, Happy Howard, was carrying a concealed weapon while out at a festival. Upon raising his elbow, another citizen noticed the concealed gun and made an anonymous phone tip to the police. The anonymous tipster gave Mr. Howard’s description as a white male, standing at a height of 5’10”, and that he was wearing…

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  • Alex Davis Case Study

    In the given scenario the burden of proof and its parts were are all addressed in some way or another. The levels include a hunch, reasonable suspicion, probable cause, prima facie evidence, and proof beyond a reasonable doubt. For instance, the police had a hunch when they heard the description of the suspect. They were told that the robber was a white male, in his 20s and of the average body type. This could describe almost half of the male population, but somehow this gave the police the…

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  • Scampie And Magneto

    these common law powers. Section 3(4) of the Criminal Law Act of Trinidad and Tobago Chap 10:04 states “where a police officer with reasonable cause, suspects that an arrestable offence has been committed, he may arrest without warrant anyone whom he, with reasonable cause, suspects to be guilty of the offence.” A key element is that the officer must have reasonable cause for his belief. Section 3 (5) also empowers officers to arrest without warrant if they believe an arrestable offence “is…

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  • Officer Smith's Decision-Making

    environment the consequences for error in police performance or executive decision making have become increasingly severe.” The media shows a lot of police brutality against African Americans, so this incident is no different. Did Officer Smith have reasonable suspicion to make the initial stop…

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  • Stop And Furisk Law

    explanation, but the officers tell him it was a part of the stop and frisk law. However, according to the Fourth Amendment, the stop and frisk law granted officers the right to stop and frisk an individual based on reasonable suspicion.” By law, the officer must have reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed by the suspect. If the officer reasonably suspects that the suspect is armed and dangerous, the police may frisk the suspect, meaning that the…

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  • Justice Anthopolous Case Study

    and Bell was the result of an ongoing investigation. Det. Martin stated that he believed he witnessed the sale of narcotics during his investigation of the anonymous drug tip, the police may detain a person for investigative purposes if their are reasonable grounds to suspect the individual…

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  • Mandated Reporting Essay

    used to promote mandated reporting of child abuse in state laws vary by state but initially mean “reasonable suspicion” and, although an ambiguous term, it is purposely kept this way to promote reporting. The ambiguity of mandated reporting terms seem to be the cause of underreporting of child abuse because physicians are not able to accurately interpret the meaning of terms such as “reasonable suspicion” (Flaherty, 2006).…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Red Scare Of The 1920s

    innocent foreigners were often beaten, had their homes broken into, or publically humiliated.9 They were also arrested without reasonable cause, and while they were in prison, immigrants would also get the same treatment as other inmates arrested for any red scare causes. In the most extreme cases, foreigners would be deported without any reasonable cause, only the suspicion of the American government. When police would arrive at their homes, their houses and possessions would be searched…

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