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Terry v. Ohio
Citation:392 U.S. 1, 88 S.Ct. 1868, 20 L.Ed.2d (1968)
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Officer McFadden, a plainclothes detective, surveilled Terry and two other men whom he believed, based on their behavior, were planning an armed robbery. The officer confronted the three men, identified himself, and asked for their names. He then spun Terry around and patted his breast pocket, feeling and removing a pistol. Terry was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Terry moved to suppress the weapon as evidence, but the trial judge denied the motion.
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