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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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September 10, 2010
A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world

The Terrorist Screening Center and the TSDB enable law enforcement officers to find and apprehend terrorists in the U.S. - Full Story
September 06, 2010
Detention, reasonable suspicion, and the 4th Amendment Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Detention, reasonable suspicion, and the 4th Amendment

An officer, absent consent, may only pat/frisk search a person if there is reasonable suspicion to detain and reasonable suspicion to believe they are armed and dangerous - Full Story
August 25, 2010
Warrantless GPS tracker evidence excluded Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Warrantless GPS tracker evidence excluded

A decision by a DC appeals court stops warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device on a car and sets up the possibility of a United States Supreme Court case - Full Story
August 11, 2010
Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Posing, performing, and conduct unbecoming

Jessie Lunderby, 21, was fired by the Washington County (Ark.) Sheriff's Office following her nude appearance on Playboy.com as the "Cybergirl of the Week" - Full Story
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



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