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A term used in Criminal Law to refer to the superficial running of the hands over the body of an individual by a law enforcement agent or official in order to determine whether such individual is holding an illegal object, such as a weapon or narcotics. A frisk is distinguishable from a search, which is a more extensive examination of an individual.


Stop and Frisk.


v. quickly patting down the clothes of a possible criminal suspect to determine if there is a concealed weapon. This police action is generally considered legal (constitutional) without a search warrant. Generally it is preferred that women officers frisk women and men officers frisk men.


verb check, conduct a search, examine, examine closely, examine intently, explore, hunt, hunt through, investigate, lascivire, look into, look over, look through, peer into, poke into, probe, pry into, rake through, review, salire, scan, scour, scrutinize, search one's pockets, search through, seek, subject to scrutiny
Associated concepts: reasonable belief that safety requires a patting down, search, stop and frisk
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L, who was 15 years old at the time of the frisk, was charged under state law with carrying a concealed firearm without a license and possessing a firearm while under the age of 18.
The Court likens the luggage squeeze to a frisk of a suspect who the police have reasonable suspicion to believe is armed and dangerous.
It was mandatory for the CISF to deploy five personnel to frisk and check every baggage," the senior airport official said.
I haven't said eliminate 'Stop and Frisk,' but it's a policy that needs to be evaluated and refined," he said.
Mr Frisk carries Lois Duffey's colours to victory in the Grand National
But speaking in Dublin at the launch of the FAI's Referee Development Plan, Frisk admitted that he had moved on.
MAR 12: Frisk announces his retirement after saying he had received death threats from Chelsea fans.
A report by Uefa's venue director Pascal Fratellia, which was leaked to the media yesterday, states that Rijkaard attempted to speak to Frisk several times as the two of them walked up the tunnel to the dressing room and that he was still attempting to do so when Frisk reached his door and ordered Rijkaard away.
We know from the reports from the referee and the venue director that Mourinho shouted in a aggressive way at Frisk, 'Can I also come into your dressing room
So if Frisk has had hundreds of such twisted threats plus abusive phone calls on his private number, I'm hardly surprised he's retired.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been cleared by Uefa over claims he was responsible for the retirement of referee Anders Frisk.
Referee Anders Frisk retires Frisk left football citing death threats against him from Chelsea fans after the West London club's Champions League game with Barcelona.