MBS Highway Patrol and Missouri Highway Patrol have said that stop-as-needed (SAR) stops are not a new policy.
The MBS and the Highway Patrol both insist that the policy has been in place for years and will continue to be in place, regardless of what the Supreme Court decides today.
If an individual is found to be armed or dangerous, we’ll call in the MBS Border Patrol, but in all of our SAR operations, we don’t use a vehicle or an officer to conduct the search.””
If we see an individual acting suspiciously, we will conduct an immediate SAR, if we can, to identify who that individual is.
If an individual is found to be armed or dangerous, we’ll call in the MBS Border Patrol, but in all of our SAR operations, we don’t use a vehicle or an officer to conduct the search.”
Lillis added that the department does not conduct searches with a vehicle, and will only do so when an officer believes there is probable cause to believe a person has violated a federal law.
“If an individual or a vehicle is searched, we follow the guidelines for probable cause,” she said.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued its ruling on the issue of stop-ask-questions (SAPQ) in the case of McDonald v.
The case involves an officer in St. Louis who used a device called a Taser to incapacitate a man who refused to stop.
The court has already ruled that Tasers are legal, but it also has made clear that they are not the same as the more commonly-used rubber bullets that were used in many police encounters in Ferguson and elsewhere in 2014.
The case has sparked outrage among civil rights groups.
It also prompted Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to announce that he was pulling his state out of the U.S. Department of Justice program that allows local law enforcement agencies to use the Taser as a response to domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Missouri National Guard has already joined in the deployment.
In a statement issued Monday, the governor’s office said that he “reaffirms Missouri’s commitment to being a safe and just state, and to upholding the rule of law.”
However, it noted that the governor is considering the impact of the Supreme Law of the United States, which “recognizes the inherent authority of the police to stop and frisk people who are fleeing or acting erratically and in dangerous or violent situations.”
“Governor Nixon has also said that the police will not conduct more than one stop-question encounter with every person they encounter,” the statement continued.
On Monday, the governor’s press secretary told reporters that “there will be a number of opportunities for local law officers to be able to conduct stop-quest questions.”
MCSO’s Lillys said that while they are reviewing the ruling, it is “a very complicated issue, and the MPS is focused on ensuring that the policies that we have and the laws that we enforce are the safest, most effective ways to accomplish our missions.”
Lillys noted that a federal judge last month blocked the governor from changing the policy, so she did not have any immediate comment on whether the governor plans to follow that judge’s ruling.
“I’m very hopeful that the Supreme court will ultimately rule on the constitutional validity of this policy,” Lilles said.
Missouri’s Attorney General’s office is defending the policy and is currently reviewing the decision in court.