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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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June 09, 2014

Video: Lawsuit filed in deadly NM parking lot shooting

Man was suspected in an armed robbery when he pulled his car into a bustling Walmart parking lot in March 2010 - Full Story
June 07, 2014

Supreme Court rules on legality of threatening speech

the Supreme Court is being asked to clarify the First Amendment rights of people who use violent or threatening language on electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear - Full Story
June 06, 2014

Dodgers' security chief quit over cuts in LAPD officers

Subject lies at the heart of the civil trial that pits beating victim Bryan Stow against the Los Angeles Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt - Full Story
June 05, 2014

Pa. police study warrantless search case

Superior Court decision granted officers right to search a vehicle during a traffic stop without first going to a district judge to obtain a warrant - Full Story
June 05, 2014

Mich. bill would allow strip searches for misdemeanors

A new bill would allow strip searches for those incarcerated on misdemeanor crimes, without probable cause - Full Story
June 04, 2014

NY bill would require top cops to have college degrees

Suffolk County Police Department calls bill "unnecessary" - Full Story
June 03, 2014

Video: Judge punches public defender at hearing

Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock got involved in an aggravated exchange of words Monday when the confrontation got physical - Full Story
June 03, 2014

Calif. police win civil-rights case involving traffic stop

Michael Fujikawa sued the city, claiming his arrest was payback for refusing to put his hands on the dashboard and mouthing off to an officer - Full Story
June 03, 2014
Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010 - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Calif. court: Police must ID officers in on-duty shootings

Police agencies must reveal the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings unless there is specific evidence that disclosure would pose a safety threat - Full Story



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