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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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Police officials quarrel over when to use force

The police group said setting different policies and standards would lead to confusion - Full Story

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Bill requires SC police to get judge's OK to withhold video

urrently, if a public records request is denied, the only recourse for a family or news organization is to sue - Full Story

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Ga. mayor charged with impersonating police, DUI

Residents complained they often saw him driving one of the city's two police cars as if it was his personal vehicle - Full Story

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Wash. bill aims to easily charge officers after fatal shootings

Washington is one the hardest states in the nation to charge an officer for use of deadly force - Full Story

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Ferguson residents worried about cost of US-mandated police changes

Ferguson residents worried about cost of US-mandated police changes

The cost of implementing the mandated changes would be significant with preliminary estimates at $500K - Full Story

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Hawaii bill would ban police drone use without a warrant

The bill would make exceptions for emergencies such as searches and rescues, hostage situations - Full Story

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Little recourse for donors seeking refunds in Gliniewicz case

Authorities said they believe the Gliniewiczes spent more than $10K from accounts meant to support the Explorers post on expenses - Full Story

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First look: 2016 tech trends cops need to know

First look: 2016 tech trends cops need to know

TASER and Axon have unveiled their first annual law enforcement technology report - Full Story

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A look at anti-crime measures proposed in NM

Here's a look at some of the measures up for debate - Full Story



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