Another Suppression of Evidence Appeal Gets to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in State v. Roundtree.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s office, is “Did the police officers initially engage defendants in a voluntary field inquiry, or did the officers’ actions constitute an investigative detention requiring a reasonable and particularized suspicion of criminal activity?”  The Law Division granted defendants’ motion to suppress certain evidence, the State sought and was granted leave to appeal, and the Appellate division affirmed in an unpublished opinion.  The Supreme Court granted the State’s request for further review.  Stay tuned.