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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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July 17, 2014

Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police - Full Story
July 15, 2014

Tough Va. DUI laws lead to drop in crashes, deaths

Ten years ago, local lawmakers looked at a high-profile DUI case, listened to law enforcement and said, "Enough is enough" - Full Story
July 15, 2014
Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

A judge has entered a preliminary not-guilty plea for the man charged in the killing of a police officer during a shootout - Full Story
July 15, 2014

Mo. governor vetoes teacher gun legislation

Legislation would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety - Full Story
July 14, 2014

Informant sues Calif. police, claims he was shot after being outed

A decade ago, Jose Hernandez got a DUI in Richmond. He cut a deal with police to dismiss his case if he worked as an informant - Full Story
July 12, 2014

Ex-cop in Fla. movie theater shooting released on bail

Reeves must remain at home except to go to church, the doctor's office or the grocery store, and must surrender firearms - Full Story
July 11, 2014

Texas man who shot at cops serving warrant acquitted

Adrian Perryman was found not guilty of aggravated assault of a public servant for a 2010 shooting that took place inside his home - Full Story
July 11, 2014

Dozens more Va. cops join overtime lawsuit

About 25 additional officers have joined a class-action lawsuit for back overtime pay from the Hampton Police Division, bringing the total to 130 officers - Full Story
July 11, 2014
5 men sue over police anti-terror info-sharing program

5 men sue over police anti-terror info-sharing program

Five Calif. men sued the Obama administration Thursday over an information-sharing program designed to help flag potential terrorist activity - Full Story
July 11, 2014

No charges for officers in pursuit, shooting near Capitol

Prosecutors who spent months investigating the shooting of Miriam Carey said that officers from the Secret Service and the Capitol Police did not use excessive force - Full Story



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