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December 27, 2007
Top 10 legal issues in law enforcement in 2007 Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Top 10 legal issues in law enforcement in 2007

Here, to recap the year, P1 legal contributor Ken Wallentine presents his view on the top 10 legal issues... - Full Story
December 19, 2007
Lessons learned in Beaver v. Federal Way Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Lessons learned in Beaver v. Federal Way

By Ken Wallentine Note : Although this particular incident involved the use of a Taser, it is important... - Full Story
November 28, 2007
Two real world DUI case studies: What would you do? Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Two real world DUI case studies: What would you do?

By Ken Wallentine DUI traffic stop became unintentional de facto arrest requiring suppression An off-duty... - Full Story
October 24, 2007
Do misdemeanors constitute reasonable suspicion? Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Do misdemeanors constitute reasonable suspicion?

Stop based on reasonable suspicion of a completed misdemeanor held to be unconstitutional A patrol officer... - Full Story
October 03, 2007
Proper techniques for witnessing a confession John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. - Interview and Interrogation Tips and Case Studies

Proper techniques for witnessing a confession

No investigator wants to have his testimony questioned because it is his word against the defendant’s.... - Full Story
September 25, 2007
Shot in the Back! Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

Shot in the Back!

One common misconception that is probably becoming something of an urban legend in the media is that... - Full Story
September 05, 2007
How to ensure use of force is Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How to ensure use of force is "reasonable and necessary" and avoid claims of excessive force

Ask a dozen people when "reasonable and necessary force" to effect an arrest or detention... - Full Story
September 04, 2007
Supreme Court to decide whether officers may routinely check license plates Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Supreme Court to decide whether officers may routinely check license plates

The United States Supreme Court will decide whether a police officer must have reasonable suspicion to... - Full Story
September 04, 2007
The Plain View Doctrine (in plain English) Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

The Plain View Doctrine (in plain English)

The plain view doctrine allows an officer to seize without a warrant, evidence and contraband found... - Full Story
August 15, 2007
The angry specter of Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

The angry specter of "shot in the back" rises once again

By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor Sponsored by Blauer A volatile and crime-ridden neighborhood... - Full Story



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