CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether there was a reasonable suspicion to stop and frisk defendant?
The State, County of Hennepin, appeal the granting of a motion to suppress. The State challenged an order suppressing evidence of defendant’s unlawful possession of a firearm. The State argued that the trial court erred by concluding that officers lacked the requisite reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop and frisk defendant. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that evidence that an identified citizen informant called 911 and said an individual matching defendant’s description pointed a gun at someone during a funeral was sufficient by itself to support the Terry stop. Reversed and remanded.
State v. Demry, A20-1411, Hennepin County
Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.