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Search & Seizure – Pocket Pat-Down – Scope Of Frisk – Public Housing Trespass (access required)

A Newport News police officer’s seizure of defendant after an initial consensual encounter was legal after the officer questioned defendant and determined he was trespassing at a public housing project, the Court of Appeals holds, and police did not exceed the scope of a permissible pat-down. The consensual nature of the encounter changed when the officer ...

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