People v. Wheeler.
2020 CO 65. No. 20SA115. Investigatory Stop—Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion—Seizure—Extrinsic Corroborating Evidence not Required.
June 22, 2020
In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court considered whether the district court correctly granted defendant’s pretrial motion to suppress after finding that deputies conducted an unlawful investigatory stop of the Subaru in which he was a passenger. The Court held that the specific facts, considered together with the rational inferences that could have been drawn from those facts, provided the deputies reasonable and articulable suspicion to believe that the Subaru’s occupants were committing, had committed, or were about to commit a crime. Accordingly, the suppression order was reversed.
Investigatory Stop, Reasonable and Articulable Suspicion, Seizure, Extrinsic Corroborating Evidence not Required