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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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June 28, 2014
Defense attorney fatally shot outside office in Ky.

Defense attorney fatally shot outside office in Ky.

On Friday, man waited for lawyer to arrive at his office and shot him at least four times, killing him in front of several witnesses and at least one police officer - Full Story
June 28, 2014

Facebook gave data on 381 in police disabilities fraud case

The warrants aimed to gather evidence against police and fire retirees allegedly coached to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work - Full Story
June 26, 2014
Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases - Full Story
June 26, 2014

NJ gov. signs bill capping police, fire raises

The cap prevents police or fire unions that settle contract disputes in arbitration from winning raises of more than 2 percent - Full Story
June 26, 2014
Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Okla. death row inmates seek to halt executions

Lawsuit seeks to halt any attempt to execute inmates using the state's current lethal injection protocols - Full Story
June 26, 2014

No criminal charges for Fla. cop in viral takedown of boy

Prosecutors said the action taken controlled the juvenile and was not done with malicious intent - Full Story
June 25, 2014
SC town strips mayor of powers, rehires lesbian chief he fired

SC town strips mayor of powers, rehires lesbian chief he fired

Town residents have rallied in support of Crystal Moore since her abrupt firing by Mayor Earl Bullard earlier this year - Full Story
June 25, 2014
Supreme Court: Warrant required to search cell phones

Supreme Court: Warrant required to search cell phones

Unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants - Full Story
June 24, 2014

Jurors' social media posts a growing threat to fair trials

Judges and lawyers are increasingly on guard against the status update that could sink a case - Full Story
June 23, 2014
U.S. wants clown rap duo's lawsuit against FBI tossed

U.S. wants clown rap duo's lawsuit against FBI tossed

Lawyers for the government and fans of Insane Clown Posse clashed in court Monday over whether the FBI can be sued for describing them as a gang - Full Story



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