Terry Stop: aka “Stop and Frisk”
A police officer IS ENTITLED to conduct a “terry frisk” for weapons IF the officer has a reasonable suspicion that you are armed and dangerous.
The purpose of this limited search is not to discover evidence of crime, but to allow the officer to pursue his investigation without fear of violence.
An officer cannot reach into your pockets. They cannot lift your shirt or pant legs- they may only feel the outside of your clothing to see if you have any weapons.
They ARE NOT ALLOWED to reach into your clothing AT ALL!!!