ID: Stop was lengthy but still reasonable as stuff developed

The stop was lengthy, but it was still reasonably conducted to pursue legitimate investigative ends as stuff developed during the stop. State v. Fenton, 2017 Ida. App. LEXIS 73 (Sept. 29, 2017).

The officers’ encounter with defendant wasn’t a seizure. “There is nothing that prevents an officer or any other citizen from approaching another individual in the fashion that was done here. While the Officers had received no tips of criminal activity, nor did they have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity when they approached the SUV, no such knowledge was necessary to justify their approaching the SUV and speaking to Defendant.” United States v. Gant, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162785 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 6, 2017),* adopted, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160829 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 29, 2017).*

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