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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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Calif. bills reinstating penalties for some crimes fail

Several of the bills attempted to counter voters' approval of Proposition 47, which reduced a range of felony crimes to misdemeanors - Full Story

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Ill. house committee approves police body camera measure

Supporters of the bipartisan package say it is designed to help improve relations between police departments and the community - Full Story

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New law limits what Minn. bounty hunters can wear, drive

New law limits what Minn. bounty hunters can wear, drive

Forbids bail bondsmen from using certain-colored uniforms or vehicles with emblems that the public might mistake for law enforcement - Full Story

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Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

Neb. abolishes death penalty in landmark vote

The override vote — passed by the narrowest possible margin — drew a burst of applause from death penalty opponents - Full Story

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Cleveland reaches settlement with DOJ over police conduct

Cleveland reaches settlement with DOJ over police conduct

Federal law enforcement officials are expected to monitor the troubled police agency's practices - Full Story

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3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips.

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Baltimore police contract hurts accountability, study says

The contract states that officers cannot be disciplined if prosecutors place them on the "do not call list" — a list of officers who are not called to testify due to credibility issues - Full Story

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Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Under plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50 - Full Story

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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Michael Brelo, 31, faced as many as 22 years in prison had the judge convicted him on two counts of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story

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Family of man killed by NY rookie in stairwell sues

Man was accidentally shot after opening a door in a dark stairway that Officer Peter Liang was patrolling - Full Story



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