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State of Oregon v. John Leonard Holdorf, Jr.
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Leigh Salmon on behalf of State of Oregon
Alice Sayers Newlin-Cushing on behalf of John Leonard Holdorf, Jr.
Statement of Issues:
State of Oregon v. John Leonard Holdorf, Jr. (S060766) (A144719) (appeal from Linn County Circuit Court; opinion reported at 250 Or App 509 (2012)).

The State of Oregon has been granted review of a Court of Appeals decision that reversed and remanded the denial by the trial court of the motion to suppress evidence filed by defendant, John Leonard Holdorf, Jr.

On review, the issues are:

(1) In forming reasonable suspicion to support the search or seizure of a person, may a police officer rely on factual information that is either provided by a second officer, or that originates from a third officer and is related to him through the second officer?

(2) Is a police officer's opinion that a person appears to be under the influence of an illegal controlled substance, which is based on the symptoms exhibited by the person in combination with the officer's training and prior experience, sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion that the person has committed or is about to commit a crime related to that controlled substance?

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