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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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November 14, 2011
TASER basics: What every judge and jury should know Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

TASER basics: What every judge and jury should know

Judges and juries still seem to have problems understanding how TASERs work and why officer use them.... - Full Story
October 06, 2011
Legal considerations in the use of digital video in criminal cases Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Legal considerations in the use of digital video in criminal cases

Law enforcement’s challenge with the proliferation of potential video evidence is in obtaining and preserving the images captured for future evidentiary value - Full Story
October 05, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: Miranda, revised Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

P1 Humor Corner: Miranda, revised

You may not have yet been told, but there is a newly-revised manner in which we can Mirandize a subject.... - Full Story
September 29, 2011
More confessions of a plaintiff's expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

More confessions of a plaintiff's expert

Part Two: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
September 27, 2011
Downsides of the cell phone John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

Downsides of the cell phone

Our cell phones are such invaluable tools that we pretty much take them for granted, never really thinking about the fact that they can be traced, mapped, tapped, and subpoenaed - Full Story
September 15, 2011
True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

True confessions of a plaintiff’s expert

Part One: The names of the officers and their agencies have been altered, but the details and states where the testimony took place are accurate - Full Story
September 11, 2011
10 years after 9/11: Police counterterrorism, then and now Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 years after 9/11: Police counterterrorism, then and now

Terrorists will continue to refine their tactics and improve their operational capabilities, so we’re not going to have much of that 'luck' left to rely upon - Full Story
September 09, 2011
10 years after 9/11: The mission of the cop on the beat Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

10 years after 9/11: The mission of the cop on the beat

American law enforcement agencies are out front in domestic counterterrorism — street cops are the first to perceive changes that might evolve into a terrorist threat - Full Story
August 17, 2011
Legal implications of an OIS under hypoglycemic shock Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Legal implications of an OIS under hypoglycemic shock

Does this cop deserve a break in this bizarre officer-involved shooting? - Full Story
August 10, 2011
Overcriminalization and police officer safety Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Overcriminalization and police officer safety

Some estimates show that Congress codifies more than 50 new criminal offenses a year — who do you figure is going to most often hear about that from our society’s malcontents and miscreants? - Full Story



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