‘Fourth Amendment-Free Zone’?: Ruling Upholding Public Safety Stop-Turned-Arrest Divides Appeals Panel

The Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling that a sheriff’s deputy did violate a man’s Fourth Amendment rights by attempting a public safety stop that turned into an arrest, drawing a strong dissent that argued “the state failed to present objective, specific, and articulable facts” showing the stop had been lawful.


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