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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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Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Officer was demoted after she took sexually explicit videos and sent them on her cellphone to a subordinate officer - Full Story

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Calif. to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out - Full Story

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Co-defendant in 'cannibal cop' case wants freedom

Federal judge overturned officer's conspiracy conviction in July, saying his plans to kidnap, kill and eat women were all fantasy - Full Story

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on TV - Full Story

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Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

Some police leaders and policy makers wonder what cops are actually allowed and empowered to do with regard to cell phone tracking. Here, we clear up some of that confusion. - Full Story

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Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting.

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Video: Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting - Full Story

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Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

As this issue continues to evolve, do your best to keep informed on the latest developments - Full Story

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Pregnant Ky. cop told to do field work or no pay

Officer Lyndi Trischler, who's been patrolling the streets of Florence, Kentucky, for the last 2.5 years, is 7.5 months pregnant.



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