Evasive Behavior

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The presence of an individual in a high crime area is not enough by itself to support reasonable suspicion that a person is committing a crime. However, along with other factors, it is relevant. Nervous, evasive behavior is a pertinent factor in determining reasonable suspicion. Headlong flight is the consummate act of evasion but is not an signal of wrong doing. It does however, suggest of such. Florida v. Royer, 460 U.S. 491 (1983) says that unprovoked flight is not a mere refusal to cooperate, that one is free to go about his business when an officer approaches.
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