No. 83-1330.

469 U.S. 221 (1985)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided January 8, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Kathryn A. Oberly argued the cause for the United States. With her on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Trott, Deputy Solicitor General Frey, and Joel M. Gershowitz.

Edward G. Drennen argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.

JUSTICE O'CONNOR delivered the opinion of the Court.

We granted certiorari in this case, 467 U.S. 1203 (1984), to determine whether police officers may stop and briefly detain a person who is the subject of a "wanted flyer" while they attempt to find out whether an arrest warrant has been issued. We conclude that such stops are consistent with the Fourth Amendment under appropriate circumstances.


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