WI Court of Supreme Court
Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Charles W. Richey
Case No.: 2021AP000142-CR
Officials: Rebecca Frank Dallet, J.
Focus: 4th Amendment Violation-Traffic Stop
The Fourth Amendment requires a police officer to have particularized reasonable suspicion that a crime or non-criminal traffic violation took place before performing a traffic stop. Here, a stop based on the generic description of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle recently seen driving erratically in the area fell short of that threshold.
Reversed and remanded.