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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 19, 2014

City responds to cops' lawsuit challenging SPD reforms

The officers, who are representing themselves in the case, brought the suit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others - Full Story
June 19, 2014

Man accused in border agent killing is extradited

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, was arraigned in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday - Full Story
June 19, 2014

NJ cops sue departments more often than civilians

Analysis of litigation between 2009 and 2012 found that 148 settlements between NJ officers against their departments cost taxpayers $29M - Full Story
June 19, 2014

Judge denies challenge to law on police lawsuits

A judge on Wednesday denied a legal challenge by two police unions to NYC law that eases the way for racial profiling claims - Full Story
June 17, 2014

Court rules police can trace stolen WiFi signals

People who hijack their neighbors' WiFi to commit crimes on the Internet shouldn't expect their misdeeds to stay hidden - Full Story
June 16, 2014

Supreme Court will hear appeal over online threats to police, others

Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear - Full Story
June 16, 2014

Ill. bans police ticket quotas

Law prevents departments from assigning an officer a specific amount of citations to issue and also stops them from comparing officers based on tickets - Full Story
June 16, 2014
Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Pot's growing acceptance is complicating the task of determining when kids are in danger - Full Story
June 16, 2014

GPS tracking drug case has left unsettled questions

A 2-year-old Supreme Court decision has caused more confusion than clarity on how police may track the whereabouts of criminal suspects - Full Story



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