PEOPLE v. WATSON


29 A.D.2d 987 (1968)

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Alan Watson, Appellant

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department.

April 22, 1968


Judgment and order affirmed.

In our opinion, the circumstances herein present a classic case sustaining a detention under the "Stop and Frisk" statute (Code Crim. Pro., § 180-a). We hold that a police officer, who responds to a radio patrol call and corners an alleged prowler after a chase, has reasonable grounds to detain the suspect for routine questioning and may require him to accompany the officer to the scene of the offense (see People v. Taggart, 20 N.Y.2d 335; People v. Peters, 18 N.Y.2d 238; cf. People v. Gallmon, 19 N.Y.2d 389). We have considered defendant's other contentions and find them to be without merit.


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