Detective Martin J. McFadden

Detective Martin J. McFadden (HMBRD)

Location: Cleveland, OH 44115 Cuyahoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 30.037', W 81° 40.956'

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On October 31, 1963, the actions of Cleveland Police Detective Martin J. McFadden led to a new legal standard allowing police officers in the United States to stop and frisk suspicious persons prior to committing a crime. On that day McFadden had spotted three men loitering outside a jewelry store at 1276 Euclid Avenue. Believing a robbery was about to take place, the 38-year veteran stopped the men and checked them for weapons. Two of them had guns and were charged with, and convicted of, carrying concealed weapons. The law at the time allowed officers to stop a suspect only after a crime was committed. They appealed their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In a landmark decision on June 10, 1968, Chief Justice Earl Warren delivered the court's opinion that McFadden's action, called a "Terry Stop" after one of the suspects, was justifiable.
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number65-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Cleveland Police Historical Society, Silver & Gold, Inc., and the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 2:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 443028 N 4594557
Decimal Degrees41.50061667, -81.68260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.037', W 81° 40.956'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 2.22" N, 81° 40' 57.36" W
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Area Code(s)216, 440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1314-1350 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44115, US
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