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Unformatted text preview: gun was recovered on a lawful stop and frisk. IV. Were the officers wrong in the actions of seizing Wardlow and frisking him a. Police officers Nolan and Harvey b. The officers chased Wardlow until he was cornered and stopped him and frisked him and found a weapon c. 4 th amendment of unreasonable search and seizure V. Opinion a. Majority Opinion: The officers were traveling to a high numbered area for drug activity; it was in this context the officers followed wardlow. His presence in the area was merely not enough for the officers to do so. The terry stop is far more than a minimal intrusion, simply allowing the officers to briefly investigate further. If the officer does not learn facts rising to the level of probable cause, the individual must be allowed to leave. But in this case the officers searched and found a weapon, then arrested him. VI. Judgment: Reversed and remanded...
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- Spring '08