investigatory stop

Such stop, which is limited to brief, nonintrusive detention during a frisk for weapons or preliminary questioning, is considered a "seizure" sufficient to invoke Fourth Amendment safeguards, but because of its less intrusive character requires only that the stopping officer have specific and articulable facts sufficient to give rise to reasonable suspicion that a person has committed or is committing a crime. U.S. v. Black, C.A.I1L, 675 F.2d 129, 133.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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