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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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How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

How traffic cops can defend against 3 common attacks on a traffic citation

Whatever violations you’re enforcing — or crimes you’re investigating — think about possible common defenses and address them up front so you and the prosecutor won’t be surprised by them in court - Full Story

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PCP found in body of teen fatally shot by Chicago cop

City Council is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to approve a settlement of $5M to suspect's family - Full Story

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Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

A sheriff's deputy who can be heard in a video cursing at a suspect who later died was unaware that a volunteer deputy had shot the man - Full Story

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Colo. bill would make schools liable for campus violence

Colo. bill would make schools liable for campus violence

The bill is a response to several fatal school shootings, most recently a 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School in Littleton - Full Story

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Court takes Albuquerque prosecutor off fatal OIS case

Judge has removed the prosecutor from the case of two officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year - Full Story

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Settlement OK'd in botched rape probe by Ariz. sheriff

A botched investigation into the rape of a 13-year-old girl has led to a $3.5 million settlement between the victim and county officials - Full Story

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Video: SC cop charged with murder following OIS

Video: SC cop charged with murder following OIS

Officer Michael T. Slager, 33, was engaged in a scuffle with Walter L. Scott when the man took off with the officer's ECD - Full Story

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Jurors begin deliberating charges against marathon bomber

Jurors begin deliberating charges against marathon bomber

Tsarnaev's lawyers agreed with prosecutors that Tsarnaev conspired with his brother to bomb the marathon and planted one of two pressure-cooker bombs that exploded that day - Full Story

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Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building

Mental illness stalls case of bomb outside Detroit building

A man accused of planting a bomb outside federal building four years ago may never stand trial despite extraordinary efforts to improve his mental health - Full Story

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Hash oil explosions prompt proposed changes in pot states

Hash oil explosions prompt proposed changes in pot states

The proposals came after an increase in home fires and blasts linked to homemade hash oil - Full Story



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