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January 06, 2009
BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion Dave Smith - The Winning Mind

BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion

Ed Note: As additional facts come to light in the officer-involved shooting in Oakland, Calif. on New... - Full Story
December 05, 2008
IACP Session: Supreme Court to reconsider search incident to arrest rule Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

IACP Session: Supreme Court to reconsider search incident to arrest rule

Ed Note: The following is one in a series of articles written by PoliceOne columnists in the wake of... - Full Story
October 20, 2008
Putting terms in your terminology John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Putting terms in your terminology

Ed. Note: John Bowden retired from the Orlando Police Department in 1994 and presently is the founder... - Full Story
October 13, 2008
Codes of ethics and officer discipline Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Codes of ethics and officer discipline

A police department’s “code of ethics” usually exists separately from the formalized... - Full Story
September 11, 2008
Contextual Compliance Tool Kit Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Contextual Compliance Tool Kit

The word is spreading that the use of force continuum is dying a slow death. While the continuum model... - Full Story
September 10, 2008
DOJ's new rules – AEDPA, 12 years hence Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

DOJ's new rules – AEDPA, 12 years hence

In late July, the Justice Department quietly unveiled proposed changes to rules governing the measures... - Full Story
July 23, 2008
New study ranks risks of injury from 5 major force options Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

New study ranks risks of injury from 5 major force options

From Force Science News [Note: See below for information on the next Force Science Certification Course]How... - Full Story
February 23, 2008
When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting

Part 2 of a 2-part series In Part 1 of this series, we tapped the experience of John Hoag, a prominent... - Full Story
February 22, 2008
Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position

Recently, some P1 members questioned the legalities surrounding a situation where an officer points a... - Full Story
February 13, 2008
When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor The shooting’s over. You’ve... - Full Story



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