"stop-and-frisk." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 18 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/stop-and-frisk>.
stop-and-frisk. (n.d.). Retrieved September 18th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/stop-and-frisk
stop and frisk - Legal Definition
A police action to
momentarily detain and search the body of a person. Under judicial
interpretation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, such
a search may be conducted only under circumstances where the officer believes
that the person is armed and dangerous to the officer’s person, or that the
person has just committed or is about to commit an unlawful act.