WA: Sitting in a car in a parking lot holding a gun is not RS that a crime is going to occur

A report to the police of a man sitting in a car holding a gun in his lap was not reasonable suspicion, and it could not be the basis of a stop. Just holding a gun is not an indication that a crime is going to occur. State v. Tarango, 2019 Wash. App. LEXIS 248 (Jan. 31, 2019).

Officers knew that defendant didn’t have a valid DL, and that formed the basis for the stop. Other drug use information about defendant was also sufficient for a basis for the stop. United States v. Peters, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14499 (D. Conn. Jan. 30, 2019).*

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