Definition Edit

A "Terry" stop

refers to law enforcement circumstances related to Supreme Court of the United States ruling on "Terry v. Ohio (No. 67)" argued on December 12, 1967 and decided on June 10, 1968.[1] This case allows a law enforcement officer to articulate reasonable suspicion as a result of a totality of circumstances (to include training and experience) and take action to frisk an individual for weapons that may endanger the officer.[2]

References Edit

  1. Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (June 10, 1968) (full-text).
  2. Information Sharing Environment (ISE) Functional Standard (FS) for Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR), at 7 n.4.

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