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U.S. Supreme CourtJudgement

911 traffic stops okay

14 May, 2014

Court rules police can stop vehicles based solely on 911 tips. The decision is based on a 2008 California traffic stop that resulted in the driver’s arrest for a large amount of marijuana in the truck. The court says officers have the right to stop vehicles based on reasonable suspension and officers say the ruling affirms what they are already doing.

Officers get hundreds of calls a day and have to decide whether the information gives them articulable suspicion that a violation is occurring or did occur to make the stop and that’s how it’s always been it didn’t change anything for us. Officers are not going to just stop someone on whim, we always have to take an objectively reasonably to determine whether we have enough to stop the vehicle,

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