Terry stop

Definition of "Terry stop"
  1. A brief detainment and search of a person for weapons, performed by a police officer based on a reasonable suspicion of a crime being in progress where the person could be armed and their answers to the officer's questions do not remove the threat perceived by the officer or others
How to use "Terry stop" in a sentence
  1. The police officer conducted a Terry stop on the individual due to the unusual behavior.
  2. Upon reasonable suspicion of a crime, a Terry stop was deemed necessary.
  3. A Terry stop was executed by the police when they noticed an individual behaving suspiciously.

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