stop and frisk statute
- It's a law in some states that permits a police officer to briefly detain a person, without making an arrest, on the basis of a genuine suspicion that the individual has participated in or is on the verge of engaging in criminal activities
- If the stop and frisk statute is used appropriately, it could prevent potential criminal actions.
- Some argue that the stop and frisk statute violates an individual's Fourth Amendment rights.
- The stop and frisk statute empowers policemen to intervene if they have reasonable suspicion of a crime.