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Name: U.S. v. Reilly
Court: US Court of Appeals
District 9 Cir
Opinion Date: 09/11/2000
Subsequent History: None

The public safety exception excused the FBI agents from giving appellant his rights pursuant to Miranda v. Arizona (1966) 384 U.S. 436 before asking where the gun was. This question was not investigatory, but rather was designed to assure officer safety, and was sufficiently limited in scope to quelling a volatile situation.