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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
August 08, 2011
APCO 2011: The latest on D-block allocation Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

APCO 2011: The latest on D-block allocation

With just a few legislative days remaining before the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, will legislation on D-Block allocation pass before that milestone? - Full Story
August 05, 2011
Age and custody: U.S. Supreme Court alters the rules Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Age and custody: U.S. Supreme Court alters the rules

The decision in J.D.B. v. North Carolina has signaled a major change in the Miranda landscape - Full Story
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



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