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Prior ‘Bad Acts’ Evidence Inadmissible (access required)

Police had a reasonable articulable suspicion to detain defendant’s truck after a traffic stop, based on an experienced officer’s observations of defendant’s contacts with others at the site of a club known for drug activity, but the trial court erred reversibly in admitting prior “bad act” evidence, the 4th Circuit says. Defendant argues the authorities did ...

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