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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 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
July 10, 2014
$14M to beaten Giants fan returns focus to event security

$14M to beaten Giants fan returns focus to event security

In the wake of the attack, the Dodgers and LA police made a series of moves, including adding more patrols and undercover officers wearing rival team jerseys - Full Story
July 10, 2014

Police back down on snapping explicit photo in teen 'sexting' case

A Virginia teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him - Full Story
July 09, 2014
Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Twenty months after voters legalized recreational cannabis for adults over 21, Washington state's first few licensed pot shops opened for business Tuesday - Full Story
July 08, 2014
Rap duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

Rap duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

The federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group - Full Story
July 08, 2014

Hospital settles with NM woman over cavity search

A Texas hospital and its emergency room physicians have reached a $1.1M settlement with a New Mexico woman who sued them and U.S. customs officials - Full Story
July 07, 2014

No charges for deputy who killed teen carrying replica

Officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle - Full Story
July 07, 2014

Ind. lawmakers may join dispute over cop's '0INK' vanity plate

A fuss over an officer's vanity plate has blown up into a constitutional debate that could lead to the Indiana General Assembly deciding whether to rewrite the law or stop selling personalized license plates altogether - Full Story



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