IL: Disorderly conduct can justify a Terry stop

Police received a 911 call about a man with a blue hoodie on a bicycle shouting profanities. Because the call was to 911 and recorded and logged with caller ID, it was more reliable. On seeing the man, the officer attempted a stop, but defendant eluded him until finally stopping. The officer was entitled to make a Terry stop for disorderly conduct. People v. Eyler, 2019 IL App (4th) 170064, 2019 Ill. App. LEXIS 737 (Sept. 6, 2019).

Police responded to a call about an imminent fight where guns were present. Ultimately, plaintiff’s decedent was shot and killed. “Each of the three relevant factors weigh heavily in favor of the conclusion Tanner’s ‘split-second judgment[]’ to use deadly force in a situation that was “tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving’ was reasonable. Plumhoff, 572 U.S. at 775. Accordingly, the district court correctly ruled that Tanner did not violate Crittenden’s Fourth Amendment right to be free from excessive force.” Crittenden v. City of Tahlequah, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 26919 (10th Cir. Sept. 6, 2019).*

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