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If I am not Doing Anything Wrong, Can the Police Stop Me Just Because I am Acting Strangely?

“The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution and Section 14, Article I of the Ohio Constitution prohibit unreasonable searches and seizures, including unreasonable automobile stops.” Bowling Green v. Godwin, 110 Ohio St.3d 58, 850 N.E.2d 698, 2006 Ohio 3563. In order to make an investigative traffic stop, an officer must have a reasonable suspicion,… Read More »