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Consensual Encounter Led to Pat-Down (access required)

The Court of Appeals says an officer had a reasonable suspicion to justify a pat-down of defendant, based on defendant’s anger, mood swings and profuse sweating on a winter night, when the officer questioned defendant about what he knew about drug sales and gun violence in the neighborhood. This case began as a consensual encounter. It ...