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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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4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

Filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights - Full Story

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Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop killer

Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop killer

Law designed to protect crime victims is being challenged on free speech grounds - Full Story

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Ariz. governor vetoes bill shielding names of cops in shootings

Ariz. governor vetoes bill shielding names of cops in shootings

Bill that would have kept the names of cops secret for two months was inspired by last year's events Ferguson - Full Story

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Rules for Texas police videos depend on who's holding the camera

Texas lawmakers are considering a pair of bills focused on the increasing phenomenon of police being filmed - Full Story

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NYC task force goes after home-as-hotel rentals

NYC task force goes after home-as-hotel rentals

From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city - Full Story

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A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony Jason Hoschouer - Motors and Monies

A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony

Traffic court isn’t personal and you aren’t there to represent yourself — you are there as a representative of your department and your state — so try to use these seven keys to making the best of every appearance - Full Story

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Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

Deputy prisons chief Brian Connett defended the state Department of Corrections as a responsible steward of the safety and security of guards and inmates - Full Story

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Ex-police officer indicted for excessive use of ECD at traffic stop

Timothy Runnels was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, on two counts apiece of deprivation of civil rights and of obstruction of justice - Full Story

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Police chiefs urge veto of bill making officer names secret

Bill would require police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months - Full Story



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