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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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May 01, 2014
Rapper Meek Mill loses suit over Philly traffic stop

Rapper Meek Mill loses suit over Philly traffic stop

Meek Mill called 10-hour traffic stop racially motivated - Full Story
May 01, 2014

Pa. Supreme Court rules for warrantless vehicle searches

Pa. police are no longer required to secure a warrant to search a vehicle - Full Story
May 01, 2014

Female NY cop files suit alleging gender discrimination, retaliation

Sgt. Lisa Costa claims she was passed over for promotions, denied time off and overtime pay, and dealt with lewd comments from male officers - Full Story
May 01, 2014
'Stand your ground' law tested in 2 shootings

'Stand your ground' law tested in 2 shootings

More than 30 states have laws expanding the self-defense principle known as the "castle doctrine," a centuries-old premise that a person has the right to defend their home against attack - Full Story
April 30, 2014

Man who wanted 'suicide by cop' settles excessive force suit

A man who said he wanted to die during a 2009 shootout alleges that the amount of force used by the defendants was objectively unreasonable - Full Story
April 30, 2014

Calif. department destroys retired cop's personal guns, claim filed

Former officer has filed a $25,150 claim against the city, claiming that the police removed his personal firearms from his locker and had them destroyed - Full Story
April 29, 2014

Ill. cop fired over stolen cruiser fights for job

Joseph Marigliano was fired over a December 2012 incident in which his cruiser was stolen by a suspect - Full Story
April 28, 2014
Supreme Court tackles police cell phone searches

Supreme Court tackles police cell phone searches

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device - Full Story
April 27, 2014

Fla. sheriffs launch campaign against legalized pot

Florida law enforcement authorities are set to begin a public awareness campaign to fight the effort to legalize medicinal marijuana - Full Story
April 27, 2014
NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

New York would be the first state to prohibit condoms from being used as evidence in prostitution cases - Full Story



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