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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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February 26, 2014
Jury convicts Mich. cop killer in state trooper death

Jury convicts Mich. cop killer in state trooper death

Eric Knysz was found guilty in the September shooting death of 43-year-old Trooper Paul Butterfield II - Full Story
February 26, 2014

28 new indictments in sprawling NY police, firefighter 9/11 disability fraud case

A sprawling criminal case accusing more than 100 retired firefighters, police officers, jail guards and others of scamming the Social Security disability system ensnared 28 more people with charges Tuesday - Full Story
February 26, 2014

Federal gov won't charge Mich. officers in fatal shooting

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, U.S. attorney's office and the FBI reviewed results of a criminal probe by state police - Full Story
February 25, 2014

Lawsuit: Coroner accused of botching death probes in feud with sheriff

A southern Ohio coroner is accused in a lawsuit of using deaths as a political pawn in a feud with the local sheriff - Full Story
February 25, 2014

'Lifers' leaving prison at record numbers

Since Gov. Jerry Brown assumed office in January 2011, a record number of inmates with life sentences are winning parole - Full Story
February 25, 2014

Supreme Court allows disputed home searches without warrant

The Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without a warrant when two occupants disagree about allowing officers to enter - Full Story
February 24, 2014

Muslim groups concerned over tossed NYPD suit, plan appeal

Civil rights advocates said they were troubled by the dismissal of a federal lawsuit that challenged broad surveillance of Muslims by the NYPD - Full Story
February 24, 2014

Calif. lawmaker wants statewide template for active shooters

Changes could be coming to the way officers and medical teams respond to so-called active-shooter scenes under a California lawmaker’s bill - Full Story
February 23, 2014
Bills seek to tackle police backlog of untested rape kits

Bills seek to tackle police backlog of untested rape kits

In Memphis, Tenn., alone, there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s - Full Story
February 23, 2014

NYPD stop-and-frisk case back to lower court

A federal appeals court returned litigation over NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy to a lower court for a potential settlement between civil liberties groups and the city - Full Story



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