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When Can Police Pull You Over On Your Bicycle?

WHEN CAN POLICE STOP A BICYCLE RIDER? The Ohio Court of Appeals recently held in State v. Swift, 2016-Ohio-8191 that police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic violation has occurred before stopping a bicycle rider.  Bicycle riders have the same constitutional rights as any driver on the