January 31, 2007

ID: more than a feeling

From the Idaho Supremes, this ruling:

The “subjective feeling” of a police officer that his safety was threatened by an individual pulled over for a routine traffic violation is not enough to justify an extended search for a weapon... especially when the officer is unable to articulate why a person might cause such danger.

Via The Courthouse Steps, the case is out of Jerome County, State v. Henage, 01/26/07 (pdf file).