People v Colyar

People v Colyar
2:03 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Police Searches with Little Evidence

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The Illinois Supreme Court is considering whether police are justified in searching a car when the only evidence of wrongdoing they see is a single bullet.

In a case argued September 10, prosecutors asked the court to reinstate the charges against Michael Colyar.

Police say they saw what looked like a single rifle bullet in Colyar's car, which justified handcuffing him and doing a pat down. That led to finding more bullets and eventually a large-caliber handgun.

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