United States v. I.E.V., Juvenile Male, No. 11-10337 (9th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant appealed the district court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence gained through a frisk after a vehicle stop. The court concluded that the police officers had no particularized suspicions directed at the unthreatening defendant to justify the Terry frisk at its inception; the searching officer exceeded the lawful scope of the frisk by lifting defendant's shirt to retrieve an object; and therefore, the court reversed and remanded with instructions to grant defendant's motion to suppress.