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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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December 27, 2013
2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

2013 in Review: SCOTUS decisions, from dogs to Katz

The U.S. Supreme Court’s continuing protection of property rights in 2013 - Full Story
November 27, 2013
3 things to expect from your lawyer in a deadly-force civil suit Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

3 things to expect from your lawyer in a deadly-force civil suit

Police lawyer Lance LoRusso explains in his book When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident that you should expect access, communication, and advice from your attorney - Full Story
October 30, 2013
Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety

In the wake of the incident last week in Santa Rosa (Calif.) that left a 13-year-old boy fatally shot, we should again discuss the interwoven issues of Halloween, toy guns, and officer safety - Full Story
October 23, 2013
10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

10 tips for when you are served with a use-of-force lawsuit notice

Police attorney Lance LoRusso offers a checklist of what to do — and what not to do — when faced with a civil suit - Full Story
September 23, 2013
Does just threatening to use a TASER constitute force? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Does just threatening to use a TASER constitute force?

Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) offers an eight-page roundup of pertinent cases to date and a list of suggested guidelines to help officers, trainers, and administrators with the issue - Full Story
August 23, 2013
Police militarization and the challenge for the courts Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

Police militarization and the challenge for the courts

The American legal system is capable of providing independent evaluations of — and crafting remedies for — police excesses and overreaching when those occur - Full Story
August 21, 2013
Legal considerations for cell phone search incident to arrest Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Legal considerations for cell phone search incident to arrest

The Supreme Court has not yet addressed this issue, and the lower courts that have are split - Full Story
August 16, 2013
Police militarization and the Third Amendment Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Police militarization and the Third Amendment

The Third Amendment, with some procedural exceptions, is the one that prohibits the quartering of troops in private homes - Full Story



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