I hear police say they are detaining a suspect while putting them in handcuffs. What is the difference between detention and arrest?
It’s important to understand the differences between detention and an arrest because your rights change drastically from one to the other. Anyone can be detained. The police only need reasonable suspicion to stop an individual. It is required by law that when an officer stops someone, the officer has either a search warrant, probable cause to search, or reasonable suspicion.