People v. Sanders

Illinois Appellate Court
Criminal Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 102696
Decision Date: 
February 14, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 4th Div.
Justice: 
EPSTEIN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Officers had reasonable, articulable suspicion to justify Terry stop of Defendant, and thus court properly denied motion to quash arrest and suppress. Woman flagged down officer and told him that she saw a man put a machine gun into the back of a car. Although woman remained unidentified, the more resembles a citizen informant than an anonymous informant, as she engaged in a face-to-face conversation with officer she approached, and she never attempted to hide her identity. Thus, her tip was sufficiently reliable to allow officer to reasonably infer Defendant's involvement criminal activity, justifying Terry stop. (LAVIN and PUCINSKI, concurring.)