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Criminal Practice – Suspicionless stop of defendant not excused by exigent circumstances (access required)

A majority of the en banc court refused to allow the suspicionless stop of the defendant following a report of “shots fired.” The stop was not justified by exigent circumstances and thus was not reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. Background The police seized Billy Curry Jr. after responding to several gunshots that were fired in or near ...

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