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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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May 28, 2014

Gun bill would allow police to seize firearms, prevent purchases

Lawmakers reacted to the Santa Barbara shooting by announcing plans Tuesday for a bill to create a "gun violence restraining order" - Full Story
May 27, 2014

Wife of Fla. cop killed escorting Obama sues sheriff's department

Officer was killed while escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck - Full Story
May 27, 2014

Supreme Court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying on test scores to determine inmate eligibility - Full Story
May 27, 2014

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Ruling Tuesday reversed a lower court decision that allowed the lawsuit to go forward against six West Memphis, Ark., officers - Full Story
May 25, 2014
Indian court drops gun charge against NYPD officer

Indian court drops gun charge against NYPD officer

A court in India's capital has dropped a weapons charge against a New York City police officer and is allowing him to leave the country - Full Story
May 24, 2014
Man pleads guilty to '01 police informant killing

Man pleads guilty to '01 police informant killing

The informant had been beaten, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set on fire - Full Story
May 23, 2014

Judge: Police weren't excessive with Occupy Philadelphia protesters

Judge has dismissed claims that city police used excessive force and performed unreasonable searches when dismantling an Occupy Philadelphia encampment in 2011 - Full Story
May 23, 2014
Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain drugs - Full Story
May 21, 2014

Man faces 20 years after impersonating brother at OUI stop

Man accused of fooling police and prosecutors into thinking he was his brother to avoid a fifth drunken driving arrest - Full Story
May 21, 2014

Juror's Google search may halt former cop's $7.5M award

During consideration of punitive damages, juror pulled out his phone and asked Google "where do punitive damages go?" - Full Story



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