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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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Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

While the jury's verdict was a clear vindication for the officers, the case may be far from over - Full Story

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Pa. student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial

City attorney described then-photojournalism student as "a meddlesome 24-year-old" with "very high-minded ideas about government" - Full Story

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Privacy vs. protection: When police body cams should and shouldn’t record

Privacy vs. protection: When police body cams should and shouldn’t record

Police chiefs weigh in on their experiences with body cameras, and how the technology affects public interactions and officer safety - Full Story

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3 steps for writing body camera 'consent to record' policies

Defining when to record and giving your officers discretion to turn it off will maintain privacy and community relations - Full Story

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Parents sue sheriff's department over Santa Barbara rampage

Parents of 3 victims suing county, sheriff's department and killer's landlord, contending they ignored warning signs that gunman was violent and unstable - Full Story

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Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death in OIS

Mayor said Cleveland's response was poorly worded and offensive, and the city will modify the wording of its defense - Full Story

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FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect - Full Story

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Cleveland: Boy shot by cop died because of his own actions

The city of Cleveland says it isn't to blame for the death of a 12-year-old boy who had a replica gun when he was shot by police - Full Story

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More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

There are many less publicized benefits of body cameras that far outweigh the concerns for privacy - here are five - Full Story

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Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Proposition 47 downgraded drug possession and minor thefts to misdemeanors - Full Story



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