A police officer may make an arrest any time he or

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5. “A police officer may make an arrest any time he or she sees a crime being committed.” True or false? Explain.
CHAPTER 6TH QUESTIONS 5 6. What are exigent circumstances? Give examples in police work of exigent
circumstances. Is it important for police officers to know about exigent circumstances? Why?
7. Based on Court decisions, what can the police validly do after an arrest? What can they not validly do after an arrest?
8. What is meant by the “area of immediate control” where the police can search after an arrest? Does that phrase have a fixed meaning in terms of distance from where the arrest took place?
CHAPTER 6TH QUESTIONS 6 person and the area from within which s/he might gain possession of a weapon or destructible evidence. [United States v. Beltran-Palafox, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54541 (D. Kan. June 3, 2010)]. But the Court has not set clear limits. 9. Assume you are an officer who has just arrested a suspect 20 yards from her car. Can you search her car? In other words, is it an “area of immediate control”? Justify your answer.

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