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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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April 15, 2013
Rush to judgment: Let's stop eating our young Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Rush to judgment: Let's stop eating our young

What often causes the most stress for police officers is the tension between us — our co-workers and supervisors — not the carnage and mayhem we deal with on the streets - Full Story
April 03, 2013
Why we need Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Why we need "Murder-Free Zones"

Active shooters are an evil that has gone viral so we need more solutions - Full Story
March 27, 2013
SCOTUS rules on K-9 sniffs ...now what? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

SCOTUS rules on K-9 sniffs ...now what?

Court's ruling in Florida v. Jardines means that the use of a drug dog to develop probable cause to obtain a warrant is not permissible in the home context - Full Story
March 22, 2013
How the Supreme Court defines ‘Double Jeopardy’ Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

How the Supreme Court defines ‘Double Jeopardy’

In 2012 and 2013, the United States Supreme Court considered double jeopardy issues, shedding light on the meanings of these legal terms - Full Story
March 21, 2013
When does drug dog odor become “residual”? K-9 Trainers - Police K-9 Magazine

When does drug dog odor become “residual”?

All too often, casual use of terms or casual testimony during a motion to suppress has led police K-9 officers into this troubling area - Full Story
March 15, 2013
LEOs and the law: Staying current on court cases Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

LEOs and the law: Staying current on court cases

Fifty years after the landmark Supreme Court decision in Miranda v. Arizona, rulings related to the 'right to remain silent' occur somewhat regularly - Full Story
February 27, 2013
Open-carry viral video: The law student vs. the cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Open-carry viral video: The law student vs. the cop

I thought Groundhog Day was earlier in the month — I know for certain we’ve seen this movie before - Full Story
February 21, 2013
K-9 training court case: The sniff was up to snuff Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

K-9 training court case: The sniff was up to snuff

The Supreme Court decision in Florida v. Harris reaffirms the value of detector dog teams as drug interdiction tools and gently reminds courts across the nation of the time-honored principles of probable cause to search - Full Story
January 11, 2013
Will SCOTUS undo your agency's DUI procedures? Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Will SCOTUS undo your agency's DUI procedures?

In the case of State of Missouri v. Tyler McNeely, the option for involuntary blood draws will come under scrutiny, and the Court’s decision could impact how you do your job - Full Story



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