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July 29, 2011
PoliceOne Analysis: Detention of person leaving search warrant target location allowed Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

PoliceOne Analysis: Detention of person leaving search warrant target location allowed

Following the decision in Michigan v. Summers, 452 U.S. 692 (1981), courts have ruled inconsistently on the geographic and temporal proximity of the search of occupants - Full Story
July 06, 2011
One case study of in-custody death: A 'perfect storm' of deadly errors Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

One case study of in-custody death: A 'perfect storm' of deadly errors

Small slips in tactics and making assumptions can quickly compound into calamity - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Videotaping the police: A brief legal analysis Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Videotaping the police: A brief legal analysis

Whether or not a citizen can videotape a police officer in the active performance of a public duty is... - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Videotaping the police: Officer safety and policy issues explored

Absent some clear violation of law unrelated to the act of videotaping cops' actions, officers are advised to carefully consider the legalities surrounding the decision to arrest - Full Story
April 22, 2011
TASER guidelines updated for first time since 2005 Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

TASER guidelines updated for first time since 2005

The Police Executive Research Forum's 2005 guidelines were well-intentioned, but became contentious in litigation - Full Story
April 21, 2011
Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Clearing up (even more) misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

Two weeks ago, I examined several statements regarding the legal standards and limitations of a law enforcement... - Full Story
April 20, 2011
A way to stop legal issues before they start Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A way to stop legal issues before they start

A new breed of legal eagles called Certified Litigation Specialists are helping police agencies win civil litigation cases - Full Story
April 13, 2011
How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead Dave Grossi - Tactics & Training

How to avoid criminal charges by planning ahead

Part 2: It’s not enough anymore that you be right in your force applications — you also have to be able to explain why you were right - Full Story
April 07, 2011
P1 First Person: How to effectively review and adjudicate use of force tactics PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: How to effectively review and adjudicate use of force tactics

By Scott L. Sargent Los Angeles Police DepartmentThe use of force by police in a modern society is a... - Full Story
April 07, 2011
Clearing up misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Clearing up misconceptions about legal standards for police use of force

It has been said many times that a little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Along that same... - Full Story



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