United States v. Glover, No. 10-4462
Decided: Dec. 12, 2011
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s denial of Paul Glover’s motion to suppress evidence obtained during a stop-and-frisk in a deserted gas station parking lot in the early hours of the morning. The court held that the police officers had a reasonable suspicion that Glover was planning to commit an armed robbery. There was a high degree of crime in the area and it was at a late hour. The gas station itself was the particular target of criminal activity. Glover was clearly not buying gas or anything else from the gas station and exhibited nervous, evasive behavior; especially after seeing the police officers. Therefore, this was sufficient reasonable suspicion and did not violate Glover’s Fourth Amendment rights. The court thus affirmed the judgment.
-Sara I. Salehi