stop and frisk

Definition of "stop and frisk"
  1. A brief detention, questioning, and search for a weapon by a police officer, based on reasonable suspicion of the person's involvement in criminal activity
How to use "stop and frisk" in a sentence
  1. The officer decided to stop and frisk the suspicious individual lurking around the parking lot.
  2. Under the stop and frisk policy, the suspect was briefly detained and searched for concealed weapons.
  3. The stop and frisk conducted by the police officer discovered a hidden knife.

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