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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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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
April 28, 2010
Be ready for a battle in the courtroom Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Be ready for a battle in the courtroom

To get a guilty verdict for a suspect in a drug interdiction case, be ready to withstand the scrutiny of the lawyers, judges, and possibly a liberal jury - Full Story
April 25, 2010
Police Limit Comic: April 25, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: April 25, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
April 15, 2010
Head-mounted cameras in use-of-force encounters Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Head-mounted cameras in use-of-force encounters

There are important differences in how human beings process information and how a camera does - Full Story
April 09, 2010
The legal landscape of police employee free speech Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The legal landscape of police employee free speech

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases — Pickering v. Board of Education and Garcetti v. Ceballos — begin any discussion of employee right to free speech - Full Story
April 07, 2010
Beyond absurd: Analyzing the IPADV training guide Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

Beyond absurd: Analyzing the IPADV training guide

To those who understand the complexities of domestic violence, this "training" seems more a polemic ideological rant than an intervention program - Full Story
March 24, 2010
What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean? Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

What does the Bryan v. City of Coronado decision mean?

Officers must understand the seriousness of their actions after a use-of-force incident — it's critical to write a report that clearly articulates the threat - Full Story
March 21, 2010
Police Limit Comic: March 21, 2010 Garey McKee - Police Limit Comic Strip

Police Limit Comic: March 21, 2010

Police Limit Comic is a politically-motivated, pro-law enforcement comic strip, topical in its writing and unapologetically blunt - Full Story
March 11, 2010
P1 First Person: The PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The "other court"

By Jim Guffey PoliceOne ContributorI promised myself that I was going to stay out of the TASER argument... - Full Story
March 10, 2010
5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

5 lessons learned from a deadly encounter with an "unarmed" subject

In Waterloo, Iowa, a suspect is "unarmed" — but still very dangerous — in a textbook case for never underestimating a "weaponless" opponent - Full Story



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