False Arrest

Police officers are required to have “Reasonable Suspicion” to stop, detain, and investigate an individual for a crime.  Police officers must further develop their suspicion to “Probable Cause” to make a lawful arrest (see “Frequently Asked Questions” page for definitions of Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause). A startling fact is that many police officers have never received proper instruction in the definition and application of Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause during their academy training.