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Search & Seizure – Pat-Down – Pants Pocket Search – Inevitable Discovery (access required)

An officer who says he always pats down a pedestrian or a bike rider did not have a particularized suspicion to support his pat-down of defendant, and the pat-down violated defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights; the Court of Appeals reverses defendant’s cocaine conviction on a conditional guilty plea and remands the case. Here, the officer detained defendant ...

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