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Unformatted text preview: Assignment: The Rules of Law Enforcement CJS/200 The police conducted a lawful search and seizure as far as the arrest on the suspect wearing the heavy coat during the summer in Phoenix. The reasonableness was present because it seems very unreasonable for someone to wear a coat let alone a heavy coat in Phoenix in the summer. The fact the person matched the height of the suspect and was walking quickly out of an electronic store in a heavy coat raises a reasonable assumption as to possible criminal activity. The suspects Fourth Amendment rights were not violated because the officers had probable cause to suspect the person of committing a criminal act. The search of the suspect was lawful because the officers were investigating robberies of electronic stores when they saw the person leave an electronic store. The fact the suspect was dressed in a heavy coat and walking briskly gives the officer’s probable cause to stop and search him based on their training and expertise in identifying situations...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '11