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.01B. Officers are reminded they must exercise discretion in the use of their;

authority to field contact, stop, interview, interrogate, and frisk a person.

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.03A. An officer, in a place he has a lawful right to be, may field contact any person, and interview him, under ;

circumstances where the officer feels, the interview is necessary.

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.03A. However, the officer may not;

arbitrarily stop any person he sees on the streets.

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.03B. An officer identifies himself as an officer when initiating a field contact, unless;

his identity is obvious.

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.03C. Who may not be detained against their will for the purpose of an interrogation?

Persons who are field contacted and who are not suspects.

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.03C. They may be requested to identify themselves, however they are not compelled to do so.

Persons who are field contacted and who are not suspects.

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.03D. Who are permitted to go on their way if they choose to do so?

Persons field contacted

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.03E. When may the person field contacted, be considered a suspect and detained?

If during a field contact, an officer develops reasonable suspicion to believe the person is involved in criminal activity.

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.04.A. Who may an officer stop for the purpose of conducting an interrogation?

a suspect

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.04B. For the purpose of conducting an investigation, a suspect may be;

temporarily detained, and is not free to leave.

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.04B. This person may be restrained from leaving, if necessary.

Suspect

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.04B An officer may use the amount of force necessary, except deadly force, unless deadly force is offered, to;

detain and overcome resistance of a suspect who is detained against his will.

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.04C. In identifying a person as a suspect, the officer must be able to point to;

specific suspicious conduct or circumstances to justify the detention.

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.04C. Examples of conduct or circumstances to assist an officer in justifying a stop and detention are:

1. Evasive or furtive movements;
2. Fits a wanted notice;
3. Near scene of recently committed / reported crime;
4. Demeanor or presence unusual for time or place;
5. Info received the person involved in criminal activity.

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.04D. In evaluating the person's conduct or appearance, an officer can rely on his training and experience to;

determine whether or not the person is a suspect.

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.04E. An officer can base his suspicion that a person is a suspect on information received from a;

citizen informant, including an anonymous informant.

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.04F. An officer must be able to explain the;

reason why, a person was detained, and interrogated.

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.04F. He does not need to point to any one thing, which alone, would justify his action, but should refer to several things, each of which when taken
alone may seem harmless, but when considered together, by;

an officer who is trained, or experienced in detecting criminal activity, raises a reasonable suspicion of a person's involvement in criminal activity.

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.04G. A suspect lawfully stopped for an interrogation may be detained for the length of time necessary to:

1. Verify his identification;
2. Account for his conduct;
3. Account for his presence;
4. Ascertain if a crime was committed.

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.04H. A suspect who is detained against his will is informed by the officer he is not under arrest, but is being temporarily detained to;

determine if he is involved in any criminal activity.

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04I. A suspect who is not under arrest and who is detained against his will is released:

1. As soon as he provides a satisfactory explanation of his presence and his actions; or
2. After (30) minutes, if the officer has been unable to develop probable cause for an arrest.

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.05A. An officer may frisk a person whom he has stopped or field contacted at any time during the encounter if;

he has reasonable suspicion to fear for his safety.

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The frisk must be justified independent of the;

field contact or stop.

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.05B. The only purpose of a frisk is to;

find weapons which might put the officer or other bystanders in danger.

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.05C. Officers consider the following factors in developing reasonable suspicion for a frisk:

1. furtive or evasive moves; 2. armed companion
3. Person is an SP in an offense with a weapon;
4. Bulging clothes or efforts to conceal an object;
5. Known to carry weapons;
6. Peculiar clothing is ;
7. Info from informant person is armed.

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.05D. A police officer must be able to explain why a person was frisked. The officer need not point to any one thing which would justify the frisk, but should refer to several things, each of which, when taken alone may seem harmless, but when;

considered together by an officer who is trained or experienced in dealing with criminal suspects, raises a reasonable suspicion the person poses a threat to the officer's safety.

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.06A. A frisk is limited to the search of a person's;

access areas

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.06B. In cases where a male officer has reasonable suspicion to believe a weapon is secreted in a particular place on a female and a female officer is not present, the male officer may;

reach directly into that area to seize the weapon.

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06C. If the person is in the vehicle or near enough to the vehicle to reach in it at the time of the stop or field contact and the officer has reasonable suspicion to believe the vehicle contains a weapon.

An officer may frisk a person's vehicle

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.07A. The officer removes an object or item for closer examination and may reach into or under clothing to seize the suspected weapon.

When an officer, during the course of a frisk, feels an object or item he reasonably suspects is a weapon,

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.07B. If the object or item removed is a weapon, and the person is not exempt from the Texas Penal Code provisions prohibiting the carrying or possession of the weapon, the officer;

arrests the person. The weapon is listed as evidence and a search of the person is conducted incidental to the arrest.

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.07C. If the object or item removed reasonably appears to be or contains contraband or evidence, the officer arrests the person. The item or object is listed as;

evidence and the officer conducts a search of the person incidental to the arrest.

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.07D. Why may an officer, while conducting a frisk for weapons, and feels an item, may then seize that item, even though it is not a weapon?

When the item is immediately recognized to be contraband or evidence.

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.08A. If the officer stops and interrogates a suspect who was not arrested, and the details of the stop, and
interrogation, are not included in an offense, or incident report;

An officer documents the field contacts using SAPD Form #2-3.

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.08A. When the officer conducts a frisk of a person, who was not arrested, and the details of the frisk are not included in an offense, or incident report;

An officer documents the field contacts using SAPD Form #2-3.

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.07D. Officers are not allowed to manipulate the item for identification, as contraband, or evidence, for this doctrine to apply.

Plain Feel Doctrine

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