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Search and seizure Stop and frisk Concealed Firearm

Posted by John Rutkowski | May 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

The trial court erred in denying defendant's dispositive motions to suppress firearm discovered during Terry stop and frisk where officer did not have reasonable suspicion of illegal activity which would justify stop. Neither tip from restaurant employee that customer appeared to have a gun in his waistband nor officer's observation of bulge in defendant's clothing as defendant stood in parking lot talking on his phone provided reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Possession of concealed firearm, without more, does not justify Terry stop. Read Case Below: 

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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.

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