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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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July 30, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court continues to tweak Miranda Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

U.S. Supreme Court continues to tweak Miranda

In Berghuis v. Thompkins, the U.S. Supreme Court examined the habeas corpus appeal of a defendant who was convicted in the shooting of two individuals outside a Michigan mall - Full Story
July 28, 2010
Understanding the precedent for Judge Bolton's ruling on Ariz. 1070 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Understanding the precedent for Judge Bolton's ruling on Ariz. 1070

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton essentially enjoined the State of Arizona from implementing the... - Full Story
July 26, 2010
Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Dealing with citizens legally carrying a concealed weapon

With 48 of our 50 states allowing some form of CCW permit, the possibility of encountering a law-abiding, pro-law enforcement person carrying a gun is significant, and growing - Full Story
July 14, 2010
6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

6 key ways your lawyer should 'advocate' for you after a shooting

Each day until a final resolution after an OIS, there is an increasing emotional burden on the involved officer and on all the other officers in the agency - Full Story
July 12, 2010
The BART shooting tragedy: Lessons to be learned Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

The BART shooting tragedy: Lessons to be learned

I was the use-of-force expert for former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was charged with first-degree... - Full Story
July 08, 2010
Mehserle verdict: Involuntary manslaughter Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Mehserle verdict: Involuntary manslaughter

Mehserle was found not guilty of second-degree murder, and not guilty of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
July 01, 2010
P1 First Person: Improving your professional reputation PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Improving your professional reputation

By Morris Greenberg Baltimore County (Md.) PDAre your ears burning? They should be! Whether you realize... - Full Story
June 21, 2010
How text messaging became a Supreme Court case Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How text messaging became a Supreme Court case

City of Ontario, California v. Quon et al. is court’s first venture into public employees’ electronic privacy rights in communications through agency resources - Full Story
May 30, 2010
Police Limit Comic: May 30, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: May 30, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
May 27, 2010
Smartphones as data terminals Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Smartphones as data terminals

Can you make your smartphone as secure as the computer in your squad? - Full Story



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