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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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August 15, 2014

Minn. judge: Law allowing off-duty carry at games supercedes NFL ban

Last season, the NFL implemented a new policy forbidding handguns for all but officers and private security working at games - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NYC agrees to settle in pursuit fatality case

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police pursuit in Canarsie, Brooklyn - Full Story
August 07, 2014

Lawsuit filed in off-duty brawl, fatal shooting of Mo. firefighter by cop

Firefighter punched officer in the face during the struggle, resulting in several broken facial bones - Full Story
August 07, 2014
Family of LAPD officer killed in off-duty crash files lawsuit

Family of LAPD officer killed in off-duty crash files lawsuit

Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was killed May 9 when an out-of-control concrete truck barreled downhill and slammed head-on into Allen's pick-up truck - Full Story
August 07, 2014

NYC asks court to drop appeals in stop-frisk cases

City has asked a federal appeals court to drop the city's appeals and lift the stay of a judge's ruling that its police stop-and-frisk tactic sometimes discriminates - Full Story
August 07, 2014

NJ officer resigns over Obama, Constitution remarks

On a tape, the officer says Obama has "decimated" the Constitution and "if he doesn't follow the Constitution, we don't have to" - Full Story
August 06, 2014

Pa. officer sues pit bull owners, landlord in attack

Officer Frank Durante and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance when he bit was twice on the left hand and once on the right hand - Full Story
August 04, 2014

Video: LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

Police have asked the city attorney's office and county prosecutors to explore whether they can legally prohibit civilians from flying drones with cameras over department-owned parking lots - Full Story
August 02, 2014

Suspected Minn. cop killer: 'I hate cops and I'm guilty’

Brian George Fitch Sr. was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the officer's slaying - Full Story
August 02, 2014

Jurors to consider manslaughter in agent's fast food shooting

A mistrial was declared last year after jurors who were not allowed to consider manslaughter, couldn't agree on a verdict - Full Story



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