Thursday, July 9, 2015

Police And The Law 

BROWN v.TEXAS.No. 77-6673.Supreme Court of United States. Argued February 21, 1979.Decided June 25, 1979. APPEAL FROM THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 2, EL PASO COUNTY, TEXAS Held: The application of the Texas statute to detain appellant and require him to identify himself violated the Fourth Amendment because the officers lacked any reasonable suspicion to believe that appellant was engaged or had engaged in criminal conduct. Detaining appellant to require him to identify himself constituted a seizure of his person subject to the requirement of the Fourth Amendment that the seizure be "reasonable.

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