TestUnderstandingOct1.docx - PSC 307 01 Sean a student was stopped by the police based on reasonable suspicion after midnight in the suburbs of Los

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PSC 307 01 September 15, 2016
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Sean, a student, was stopped by the police, based on reasonable suspicion, after midnight in the suburbs of Los Angeles and detained for one hour. Was his detention valid? Give reasons for your answer. Reasonable suspicion allows an officer to detain a suspect briefly while they investigate. But the stop must be temporary and not longer than necessary. He was detained for one hour so the detention was not valid. Officers cannot detain someone for as much time as is convenient. If a terry stop lasts long and he is detained converts the stop to an arrest. A terry stop has to comply with reasonableness requirement because of the Fourth Amendment, it has to be limited in scope and duration. His prolonged detention must be justified, if they can justify it he must be released.
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You are a rookie university police officer who has been on the job for a few weeks. While patrolling the campus one evening, you see a man emerge from a dark alley near one of the dormitories. The man appears shabby and unkempt. You tell him to
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