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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 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
May 26, 2010
Why shooting to wound doesn’t make sense scientifically, legally, or tactically Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Why shooting to wound doesn’t make sense scientifically, legally, or tactically

Force Science re-states its case in light of recent 'no-kill bill' proposal - Full Story
May 24, 2010
Totality of the circumstances: In the eye of the beholder Andy Casavant - Lessons Learned: The Power of History

Totality of the circumstances: In the eye of the beholder

In a recent baton training class, I was amazed at the looks and lack of response I got when the group... - Full Story
May 24, 2010
4 things to say in your victim impact statement Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

4 things to say in your victim impact statement

Police officers are not exempted from laws designed to support and serve crime victims - Full Story
May 09, 2010
A.G. discusses changes to Miranda for terror suspects Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A.G. discusses changes to Miranda for terror suspects

Speaking Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Attorney General Eric Holder says modifying the public safety exception may be considered - Full Story
May 07, 2010
Reviewing and analyzing police use of deadly force Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Reviewing and analyzing police use of deadly force

As long as the facts known to the officer at the time of their decision to use force were objectively reasonable, then the use of force will be lawful - Full Story



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