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Criminal Law : Investigative Stop – Reasonable Suspicion

Even though a defendant’s vehicle did not match a description given by a dispatcher following a reported shooting, the vehicle did match a second radioed description, and an officer had reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle near the crime scene, and the district court did not err in  finding that the officer’s seizure of a handgun from under the front seat fell within the plain view exception to the warrant requirement.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Vinson (MLW No. 68488/Case No. 15-1363 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Murphy, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, Davis, J. (Lousene M. Hoppe, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Amber M. Brennan, Minneapolis, argued for appellee).

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