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Appeals court says mere suspicion of flight doesn’t justify traffic stop (access required)

A driver who pulled away after possibly being alerted to the surveillance of police officers was merely going on his way, and police officers lacked the reasonable suspicion needed to justify stopping the driver, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. The court held July 5 that the defendant’s behavior didn’t constitute the sort ...

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