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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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February 10, 2014

New Philly police policy reaches out to transgenders

The policy, Directive 152, is the first in the department's history that addresses how officers interact with the transgender community - Full Story
February 08, 2014

No bail for ex-officer charged in theater shooting

Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the Jan. 13 killing of Chad Oulson - Full Story
February 08, 2014
Woman who stole Wis. newborn found, charged

Woman who stole Wis. newborn found, charged

The step-sister of the baby's mother had pretended to be pregnant and stole the infant from his bassinet - Full Story
February 07, 2014

NY police unions seek stop-and-frisk appeals ruling

Unions say that a judge insulted officers last summer when she ruled that the tactic was carried out in a discriminatory manner - Full Story
February 07, 2014

Calif. police chief seeks to change drug law

Chief Bill Lansdowne is backing a statewide effort to reduce most nonviolent crimes, including drug possession for personal use and petty theft - Full Story
February 07, 2014

Teen who threatened Pa. cops in rap gets 2-6 years

The judge made it clear the 2-6 year sentence was not about the song, but about endangering cops and the public - Full Story
February 06, 2014

Mo. judge says warning speeders of police OK

A federal court judge in Missouri says penalizing drivers for the headlight flash violates their First Amendment right to free speech - Full Story
February 05, 2014

Officials turn down law that would raise penalty for hitting cops

Andrew's Law is named for the late Andrew Fox, a Va. State Trooper who was killed while directing traffic - Full Story
February 04, 2014

Widow of Fla. cop killer seeks damages

Christine Lacy, whose husband killed two police officers in her house before authorities destroyed it trying to find him, has sued the city of St. Petersburg - Full Story
February 03, 2014

NY commissioner wants rookies out of anti-crime program

Commissioner has told his top chiefs that he intends to fundamentally alter a program that sent waves of rookie officers into crime-ridden neighborhoods - Full Story



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