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c. Behavior at pat down

Review of a published court of appeals decision, 2016 WI App 64; case activity (including briefs) Issues (from petition for review): Whether an officer’s justification to search is objectively reasonable where the suspect is not observed doing or saying anything suspicious, but cooperating in circumstances that the officer believes are suspicious? Whether counsel provided ineffective assistance… Read More

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State v. Terrance L. Ware, 2014AP378-CR, District 1, 12/30/14 (not recommended for publication); case activity The totality of the circumstances surrounding the investigative stop of Ware’s car gave the police reasonable suspicion that Ware or his passenger was dangerous and might have access to a weapon hidden in the car, justifying a protective search of the… Read More

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State v. Gary A. Johnson, 2007 WI 32, affirming 2006 WI App 15 For Johnson: Eileen A. Hirsch, SPD, Madison Appellate Issue/Holding: ¶47      We reject the State’s assertion that Johnson’s collapse to the ground during the frisk because of leg pain (whether feigned or actual) is in any way relevant to the reasonableness of the protective search… Read More

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