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California v. Hodari D.

United States Supreme Court
499 U.S. 621 (1991)


Facts

Two police officers were on patrol. As they were approaching a small car, the youths huddled around the car saw the officers and took off running. Suspicious, the officers gave chase. Just before one officer caught up with him, Hodari D. (defendant), tossed the crack cocaine he had been carrying. Hodari D. moved to have the drug evidence excluded at trial and the motion was denied.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Scalia, J.)

Dissent (Stevens, J.)

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