U.S. v. Jones (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-01-0516, 19 pp.) (Motz, J.) No. 11-4268, May 10, 2012; USDC at Richmond, Va. (Payne, J.) 4th Cir.
Holding: Police in a high-crime area who followed a car with four African-American occupants and out-of-state tags onto private property and blocked the car’s exit, then questioned the driver and asked him to lift his shirt and consent to a pat-down, violated the driver’s Fourth Amendment rights, and the 4th Circuit reverses the district court’s refusal to suppress a firearm and marijuana found by police.
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