Unformatted text preview: finding a small pistol. He then sent the men in to the store and padded down the others. Finding another weapon on Mr. Chilton. b. Objective basis: Terry was going to rob the store and was in violation of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit IV. Legal Question: Was the officer in violation of the 4 th amendment clause of unreasonable seizure a. Police Officer b. Searched Terry to gain evidence of a weapon present c. 4 th amendment of unreasonable seizure V. Opinion a. Majority Opinion: The officer observes unusual conduct which leads him to believe in light of his experience that a crime is afoot, and that the people committing the crime are armed and possibly dangerous. Based on these reasons the officer was justified on his inquiries and the search was reasonable under the 4 th amendment, and any weapon seized may be properly introduced as evidence. VI. Judgment: Affirmed...
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- Spring '08
- Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, John Terry, Officer McFadden, unreasonable seizure, Christopher Jewell Jan