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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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Baltimore police contract hurts accountability, study says

The contract states that officers cannot be disciplined if prosecutors place them on the "do not call list" — a list of officers who are not called to testify due to credibility issues - Full Story

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Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Under plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50 - Full Story

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Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Michael Brelo, 31, faced as many as 22 years in prison had the judge convicted him on two counts of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story

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Family of man killed by NY rookie in stairwell sues

Man was accidentally shot after opening a door in a dark stairway that Officer Peter Liang was patrolling - Full Story

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Indicted Minn. officer arraigned in federal court

Indictment says officer assaulted at least four people while off-duty after identifying himself as an officer - Full Story

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Dash cam of NC shooting leaked as police face lawsuit

Police expert says shooting was justified.

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Video: Dash cam of NC shooting leaked as police face lawsuit

Suspect had a gun poking out of his pocket and appeared to reach for it, according to officer involved - Full Story

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Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake)

There are several key elements you should consider in order to successfully charge DUI in any of these cases — here, we’ll examine three - Full Story

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No charges for off-duty Mo. cop in fatal shooting

Attorney for the family said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit - Full Story

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NC court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Court being asked to decide: If a trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? - Full Story



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