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Search & Seizure – Terry Stop – Gun In Purse – School Zone (access required)

A police officer who was part of a gang unit who staked out a high school the day after a nearby gang-related stabbing had a reasonable, articulable suspicion to pat down a woman suspected of having a weapon, including her purse, and the 4th Circuit upholds the frisk and her firearm conviction. The parties agree defendant ...