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Speeding ticket ended trooper’s mission, right to detain (access required)

  A highway patrolman “disregarded the basic tenets of the Fourth Amendment” when he unlawfully detained a man after issuing him a ticket for speeding, resulting in the man’s arrest and subsequent conviction for trafficking cocaine, a narrowly divided North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. In 2014, the trooper, John Lamm, stopped David Michael Reed on Interstate ...

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