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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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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
January 03, 2013
P1 First Person: On being 'Mr. Nice Guy' PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: On being 'Mr. Nice Guy'

By Kevin Sailor PoliceOne Member I recently had an officer bring to me a warrantless arrest affidavit... - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

2012 in Review: 12 lasting impressions

To say that this has been a difficult year is an understatement of impossible proportion - Full Story
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: Enough is enough Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2012 in Review: Enough is enough

As you reflect on the past 12 months and plan for the upcoming year, ask yourself life’s most powerful question - Full Story
December 21, 2012
2012 in Review: Supreme Court decisions affecting cops Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

2012 in Review: Supreme Court decisions affecting cops

From GPS warrants to eyewitness testimony to governmental immunity, this past year has been a mixed bag of legal goodies for law enforcement - Full Story
December 05, 2012
DNA collection in question: Md. case has national implications Leischen Stelter - Education Issues in Public Safety

DNA collection in question: Md. case has national implications

One expert says that the case of Maryland v. Alonzo Jay King, Jr. represents a sensitive and important balance between the public interest and the privacy of persons of interest - Full Story



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