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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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(PoliceOne Image) Magnolia (Ohio) Police Department Sgt. Michael Balash submitted a photo of a commu... - Full Story

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Key part of San Francisco bodycam policy still out of focus

A group bodycam policies could not agree on whether to allow officers to screen their footage before filing reports - Full Story

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ACLU wants feds to withhold funds from LAPD for bodycams

The civil liberties union asked the DOJ to withhold until LAPD revamps its camera policy - Full Story

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DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

DOJ report on Ferguson unrest offers lessons

The report focuses on the regional police response in the 17 days that followed the shooting of Michael Brown - Full Story

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Court to rule if Calif. death penalty is cruel, unusual

More prisoners have died of natural causes on death row than have perished in the death chamber - Full Story

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Ohio's deadly force standard for police states 'life is of the highest value'

Most police agencies have standards that meet or exceed the state language, but this measure 'will raise the bar' - Full Story

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Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms asks for accountability 'framework'

Key players were asked to submit their ideas for a comprehensive approach to establishing accountability systems - Full Story

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Calif. lawmakers reject bill to develop local body camera policies

The law would have directed agencies to develop a policies on body cameras and procedures for public access - Full Story

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Md. issues statewide guidelines to prevent profiling

The guide applies to a broader range beyond traffic stops, including routine operations and ongoing investigations - Full Story

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Pa. city discusses disbanding their police force

Council members discussed disbanding the police department as a way to alleviate deficit - Full Story



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