Bar association recognizes court’s ’68 stop-and-frisk ruling
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Bar Association is recognizing the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision upholding the use of some stop-and-frisk searches by police.
The court ruled in 1968 that under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution police officers may stop suspects on the street and search them under certain conditions.
Those conditions include officers having a reasonable suspicion the person has been or is involved in a crime or that the person is armed and dangerous.
The case arose from a Cleveland arrest and is known as the Terry v. Ohio decision.
The bar association planned a morning session Tuesday titled “Fifty Years of Pat Downs and Suppression Hearings: Terry v. Ohio Turns 50.”