Crabtree v. State is a criminal law case decided on February 8, 2002, by the Court of Appeals of Indiana. The majority opinion clarified the degree of reasonable suspicion of criminal activity that is necessary to justify an investigatory stop of a suspect by law enforcement officers.

In the early morning hours, two Indianapolis police officers responded to an anonymous complaint of African American males loudly playing a car stereo. Ervin Crabtree was observed hiding behind a parked car. The car was not in operation and there was no noise, though ...

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