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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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April 03, 2014

Dash cam glitch in Seattle cruisers could threaten cases

Dash cams installed in the past year in patrol cars could possibly be dropping frames of video - Full Story
April 02, 2014

NY cop cleared in student death during hostage standoff

Officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University junior and her hostage-taker during a standoff had no other option but "deadly physical force" - Full Story
April 02, 2014

Lawyer: Fired NM officer was 'sacrificial lamb'

Lawyer says move was made by then-APD Chief Ray Schultz to try to stave off a federal investigation - Full Story
April 01, 2014

Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story
March 30, 2014

Boston Marathon suspect hopes to put blame on brother

The defense hopes that records can be used it to build the case that the brother was the main instigator behind the deadly attack - Full Story
March 28, 2014

No bias found against transgender Conn. cop

Officer Francesca Quaranta has alleged that she began to face hostility from some officers, and the treatment became so bad she went on paid leave - Full Story
March 27, 2014

DA: NC officer used 'reasonable force' to stop school fight

Video of the fight depicts the moments during which one of the boys was struck by a TASER - Full Story
March 26, 2014

Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it's difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick - Full Story
March 26, 2014

Hawaii lawmaker, police agree to prostitute sex ban

Honolulu police said during the meeting that they're OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes - Full Story
March 25, 2014

Death penalty dropped in killing of Va. officer

Prosecutors told a judge they don't have enough evidence to seek the death penalty for a man already serving nearly 97 years for other crimes - Full Story



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