Marijuana Suppression of Evidence Consensual Encounter

Court ruled motion to suppress marijuana found on defendant where encounter was not consensual should have been granted. Court found no reasonable suspicion or probable cause to justify stop where the Defendant expressed clear desire not to engage in a consensual encounter as he walked away from officer who was hailing him. Even though defendant ignored one officer and walked away and another officer obstructed defendant's movement while the first officer continued to call him over, encounter was not consensual, as reasonable person would not feel free to leave

Source: 33 Fla. L. Weekly D1445a

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