Case Study On Timothy Dickerson

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The evening of November 9, 1989, Timothy Dickerson was charged with possession of crack cocaine. Dickerson was seen coming out of an apartment building, on Morgan Avenue North, around 8:15 p.m. by a Minneapolis patrolling officer. The officer was aware of the types of criminal activity due to having severed several warrants at the apartments. Dickerson began to walk towards the patrolling officers police car, he spotted the police car, made eye contact with one of the officers, and turned around and started walking in the other direction. The officer pulled the squad car into the alley and ordered Dickerson to stop and submit to a pat down search. The search revealed no weapons but did reveal a small plastic bag containing one fifth of
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