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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Detention Illegal for Gas-Station Group (access required)

U.S. v. Black Even assuming the initial encounter between a group of uniformed police officers and a group of five men congregated at a gas station was consensual, the officers’ increasing show of authority, immediate seizure of one man’s gun and frisk of the men in the group and seizure of defendant’s ID, quickly changed the encounter to an investigatory detention, and the 4th Circuit says a gun found on defendant should have been suppressed.

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