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Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Reasonable Suspicion – Database Check (access required)

Although defendant, a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a defective brake light, turned up in Richmond’s computerized PISTOL database with a “probably armed and narcotics seller/user” alert based on a prior weapons arrest, police did not have a reasonable articulable suspicion to frisk defendant, and his firearm conviction is reversed by the Court of ...

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