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No Pat-Down for ‘Hands in Pockets’ (access required)

Although defendant, stopped by police one afternoon as he left an apartment in a public housing complex, repeatedly put his hands back in his pockets despite the officer’s request to leave them out, this action did not give the officer a reasonable, articulable suspicion justifying his seizure and pat-down of defendant, and the Norfolk Circuit ...

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