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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 15, 2014

Mo. governor vetoes teacher gun legislation

Legislation would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety - Full Story
July 14, 2014

Informant sues Calif. police, claims he was shot after being outed

A decade ago, Jose Hernandez got a DUI in Richmond. He cut a deal with police to dismiss his case if he worked as an informant - Full Story
July 12, 2014

Ex-cop in Fla. movie theater shooting released on bail

Reeves must remain at home except to go to church, the doctor's office or the grocery store, and must surrender firearms - Full Story
July 11, 2014

Texas man who shot at cops serving warrant acquitted

Adrian Perryman was found not guilty of aggravated assault of a public servant for a 2010 shooting that took place inside his home - Full Story
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



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