Can a police officer stop and search me on the street for no reason?

Your neighborhood police can stop you on the street for no reason, but they cannot search you without reason without your consent to search you. The Supreme Court has held that law enforcement officers can approach and talk to anyone. One important way to avoid unreasonable searches at the hands of the police is to remember that you never have to consent to a search or a frisk, but there are other ways to protect yourself from police searches that are conducted without reason or for the purpose of harrassment.

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