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United States v. Hensley

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Citation. 469 U.S. 221, 105 S. Ct. 675, 83 L. Ed. 2d 604 (1985)

Brief Fact Summary. A wanted poster was circulated based on an informant’s testimony that someone was the getaway driver during a robbery.

Synopsis of Rule of Law. “[I]f police have a reasonable suspicion, grounded in specific and articulable facts, that a person they encounter was involved in or is wanted in connection with a completed felony, then a Terry stop may be made to investigate that suspicion.”
“Assuming the police make a Terry stop in objective reliance on a flyer or bulletin


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