APD search upheld in 10th Circuit Court

An Albuquerque Police Department officer chose to search a suspect's pants pockets during a traffic stop, uncovering a pipe

By Scott Sandlin
Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE — "Routine" traffic stops are often anything but that, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals observes in affirming an Albuquerque Police Department officer's decision to reach into a suspect's pants pockets during just such a stop.

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