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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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Mo. police to limit tear gas use in settlement with Ferguson protesters

Three agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six protesters - Full Story

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Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion.

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Video: Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion - Full Story

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Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available - Full Story

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State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

Supporters say the privacy rights of crime victims and witnesses need protecting, and that police need to limit the broad and costly public records requests they're getting - Full Story

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Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Allowing white cop to have judge decide his fate in OIS that killed 2 black suspects would be unfair because it excludes blacks from being jurors, prosecutors argued - Full Story

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Police seek remedy for NC neighbor who stands at his door naked

Police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn't been charged because what he's done isn't illegal.

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Police seek remedy for NC neighbor who stands at his door naked

Police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn't been charged because what he's done isn't illegal - Full Story

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Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story

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Justices to review sentences for juvenile offenders

In 2012, justices ruled that judges and juries must take account of age when sentencing those younger than 18 at the time of even the most brutal crimes - Full Story



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