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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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Sheriff Joe's re-election chances called into question

Sheriff Joe's re-election chances called into question

Research fellow David Berman said the upcoming election represents the most likely possibility yet that the sheriff could get voted out of office - Full Story

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Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

The department's acknowledgement came at a news conference after a week of intense scrutiny - Full Story

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"Choke-hold law:" How chiefs can combat ill-informed legislative police policies

Chief Steven Casstevens spoke at ILEETA 2015, urging leaders to stay aware of efforts in legislatures across the country that are making ill-informed policy decisions for local police - Full Story

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Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death

At this year’s 2015 ILEETA conference, expert Lawrence offered the following about the misconceptions surrounding in-custody deaths and injuries - Full Story

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Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

"Choke-hold law:" How chiefs can combat ill-informed legislative police policies

Chief Steven Casstevens spoke at ILEETA 2015, urging leaders to stay aware of efforts in legislatures across the country that are making ill-informed policy decisions for local police - Full Story

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Bill would add firing squad to SC execution methods

Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution - Full Story

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Former deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not guilty in killings

Former deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not guilty in killings

Jury on Thursday found former sheriff's deputy not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law - Full Story

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Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Attorneys said some evidence had been overlooked in previous investigations - Full Story

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Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story



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