Category Archives: Stop and frisk

N.D.Ill.: Shots fired 911 call and citizen report led to car; protective sweep of back seat was permissible

Chicago police officers received a man on the street report (treated as anonymous but reliable) that shots were just fired from a particular vehicle. There were also 911 calls about the shots. The vehicle was shortly seen, and that was … Continue reading

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NYLJ: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Litigation Plaintiffs Say Confidentiality Order Would Erode Transparency

NYLJ: NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Litigation Plaintiffs Say Confidentiality Order Would Erode Transparency by Andrew Denney: Plaintiffs in the stop-and-frisk litigation against the New York City Police Department said that a federal monitor’s proposed confidentiality order would hide key data, such as … Continue reading

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M.D.Ala.: No RS for stop and frisk at 1:30 am in residential area

Police received a 911 call 1:21 am about a potential prowler, but the caller didn’t look because she was afraid to. She also didn’t ask the police to come by. The officer was dispatched, and he did a drive by … Continue reading

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ACLU Blog: Stop-and-Frisk Settlement in Milwaukee Lawsuit Is a Wakeup Call for Police Nationwide

ACLU Blog: Stop-and-Frisk Settlement in Milwaukee Lawsuit Is a Wakeup Call for Police Nationwide by Nusrat Choudhury: In a banner day for police reform, the city of Milwaukee has entered into a settlement agreement to end practices amounting to a … Continue reading

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CA3: No REP from police being in a hotel hallway and then having RS for a frisk

The odor of marijuana coming from defendant’s hotel room was reasonable suspicion for his later stop and frisk in the hallway. “Appellant’s brief could also be read to assert that the police lacked reasonable suspicion to patrol the motel hallway. … Continue reading

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Terry v. Ohio decided 50 years ago today

Today, Sunday, June 10th, is the 50th Anniversary of Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968). Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals opinion is also noteworthy, drawing on common law and whatever recent authority there was, considering the court of … Continue reading

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Philly.com: The solution to stopping stop-and-frisk problems in Philly: Abolish it | Opinion

Philly.com: The solution to stopping stop-and-frisk problems in Philly: Abolish it | Opinion

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ND: Search of “squishy” thing in def’s bra wasn’t a search for weapons

The search of defendant after a patdown which included something “squishy” in her bra was unreasonable because it could not be a search for weapons. State v. Broom, 2018 ND 135, 2018 N.D. LEXIS 143 (June 5, 2018):

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Washington City Paper: Civil Rights and Activist Groups Sue Bowser Over Stop-and-Frisk Data Collection

Washington City Paper: Civil Rights and Activist Groups Sue Bowser Over Stop-and-Frisk Data Collection by Matt Cohen: ACLU-DC, Black Lives Matter D.C., and the Stop Police Terror Project D.C. want the mayor and MPD to comply with the two-year-old law.

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Baltimore Sun: Opinion: Predicting more biased policing in Baltimore

Baltimore Sun: Opinion: Predicting more biased policing in Baltimore: Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa and Mayor Catherine Pugh recently announced measures meant to reduce violent crime in Baltimore, including ‘predictive policing,’ which they plan to be fully operational in the … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Opinion: Don’t Let the Police Wreck Stop-and-Frisk Reforms

NYTimes: Opinion: Don’t Let the Police Wreck Stop-and-Frisk Reforms: We won the stop-and-frisk case in 2013, when a federal court ruled the New York City Police Department’s use of the practice was unconstitutional. But as the lawyers in the case, … Continue reading

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S.D.Miss.: Courts condone broader warrants when CP is being sought

Where the computer child pornography warrant required the electronic media be searched in 14 days and it was searched in two days there was no prejudice. The warrant was not general. The tendency in the cases is to permit broader … Continue reading

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