Where defendant’s actions outside of a funeral for a victim of an unsolved murder were suspicious and an officer had a reasonable suspicion that he was carrying a concealed weapon, an investigatory stop was proper, but the sentence is vacated and remanded for a determination of whether a violation of a Missouri statute on resisting arrest is a crime of violence under the force clause.
U.S. v. Fields (MLW No. 69545/Case No. 15-2276 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Loken, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Sachs, J. (William M. Ermine, Kansas City, Missouri, argued for appellant) (Philip M. Koppe, Kansas City, Missouri, argued for appellee; Christina Y. Tabor appeared on the brief).
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