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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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September 03, 2014
Fla. prosecutor's 'crackhead' insults get murder conviction tossed

Fla. prosecutor's 'crackhead' insults get murder conviction tossed

Comments from the prosecution led an appeal panel to overturn a murder conviction - Full Story
September 03, 2014
Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

18-year-old fatally shot by an officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary - Full Story
August 29, 2014

Lawsuit filed over police use of force at Ferguson protests

Federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after a fatal police shooting - Full Story
August 29, 2014
Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser - Full Story
August 28, 2014

Fla. man charged with murder after stray police bullet kills woman

Police arrived at a downtown bar as dispatchers relayed initial witness 911 reports that the suspect had opened fire into the club - Full Story
August 28, 2014

NM city council votes to decriminalize pot

With the 5-4 vote, the liberal-leaning Santa Fe, known for its arts market and tourist draws, joined the national movement to change marijuana laws - Full Story
August 27, 2014

Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge - Full Story
August 26, 2014

Court: Cops don't have immunity for fatal Conn. raid

Departments cannot use a shield of immunity to protect them from millions of dollars in civil rights claims arising from a 2008 tactical-team raid that killed a man and injured a homeowner - Full Story
August 25, 2014
News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story
August 25, 2014

Judge lifts federal oversight of Detroit police

Federal judge Monday morning ended an 11-year-old agreement that kept a federal monitor watching over the Detroit Police Department - Full Story



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