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Search & Seizure – Officer's Flashlight – Plain View (access required)

A police officer who encountered defendant at 8:00 p.m. as part of a group in a parking lot behind a public housing unit did not violate defendant's Fourth Amendment rights when he used a flashlight to scan defendant and observed what appeared to be a baggie of marijuana in plain view in defendant's pocket. Although most ...