May Police Lie to the Driver About the Reason for Traffic Stop?

The answer to the question posed above is yes, as long as there are other facts known to the officer that establish reasonable suspicion that “criminal activity may be afoot.”  This may seem unfair to the reader of this blog post.  However, consider a traffic stop based on a wire tap when the motorist is suspected of trafficking drugs.  Click on the following link to read about such a case that illustrates this factual scenario where a false reason for the traffic stop was found permissible.

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