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Criminal Law : Investigative Stop – Anonymous Tip – Probable Cause

Where an officer stopped a defendant’s car after hearing a radio transmission describing a similar car that left a shooting scene in the area, the officer had reasonable suspicion for an investigative stop, so the stop did not taint any later discovered evidence, and probable cause supported the defendant’s subsequent arrest because even though it was based on an anonymous tip, the tip was corroborated by independent police investigation, and the judgment of conviction for being a felon in possession of a gun is affirmed because the conviction was supported by sufficient evidence.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Roberts (MLW No. 67892/Case No. 14-2524 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Frank, J. (Reynaldo A. Aligada, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Jeffrey S. Paulsen, Minneapolis, argued for appellee).

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