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n. A brief detention and search for weapons or instrumentalities of a crime without a warrant or probable cause by the police and triggered by an articulable suspicion that the party is involved in a crime. See Terry v. Ohio, 392 U.S. 1 (1968). See also Terry Stop and all its categories.

It is now well-settled that under certain circumstances a citizen may be temporarily detained, or, in police parlance, 'stopped,' for investigative purposes. Adams v. Williams, 407 U.S. 143, 145-46, 32 L. Ed. 2d 612, 92 S. Ct. 1921 (1972); Terry v. Ohio, supra at 19-22; United States v. Magda, 547 F.2d 756, 758 (2d Cir. 1976); United States v. Salter, 521 F.2d 1326, 1328 (2d Cir. 1975); United States v. Walling, supra at 235; United States v. Santana, 485 F.2d 365, 368 (2d Cir. 1973), cert. denied, 415 U.S. 931, 39 L. Ed. 2d 490, 94 S. Ct. 1444 (1974); United States v. Riggs, 474 F.2d 699, 702-03 (2d Cir.), cert. denied, 414 U.S. 820, 38 L. Ed. 2d 53, 94 S. Ct. 115 (1973); United States v. Fields, at 1197.

The issues involved in determining the propriety of stops, arrests ...

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