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From the Supreme Court on down to the county courthouse, police law and decisions affecting law enforcement change on a daily basis. The Legal topic page on PoliceOne is a must-read for any officer, at any agency, who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Every trial, verdict, and court decision that has to do with cops will be covered on this page, which also features expert analysis.
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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

Police groups have been urging lawmakers to proceed with caution when altering laws on the way they do their jobs - Full Story

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Retailers to pay $300K in NY toy gun settlement

The push to regulate toy guns has increased since a Cleveland police officer fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice - Full Story

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Cities make police policy changes after unrest over fatal shootings

A look at some of the incidents that drew national attention and the subsequent changes - Full Story

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Snowball case melts; teen sues Detroit district over arrest

Teen who spent nearly 40 days in custody before a judge cleared him of throwing a dangerous snowball is suing - Full Story

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SC body camera law spurred by Ferguson

Issue didn't pick up steam until after South Carolina had its own Ferguson-esque moment - Full Story

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One of new La. laws taking effect Aug. targets revenge porn

Many of the statute changes are modest adjustments to existing laws - Full Story

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How surreptitious DNA sampling is knocking on the Supreme Court’s door Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How surreptitious DNA sampling is knocking on the Supreme Court’s door

Know the issues so your investigative practices can shape the debate and not result in unintended consequences in the form of a SCOUTS ruling - Full Story

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7 things police should consider before surreptitiously sampling DNA Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

7 things police should consider before surreptitiously sampling DNA

“Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War - Full Story

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Transit police union criticizes response to Baltimore riots

State transit cops claim commanders and administrators made 'detrimental and disturbing' decisions that endangered officers - Full Story



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