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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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November 15, 2012
P1 First Person: Don’t sue the police – prosecute them! PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Don’t sue the police – prosecute them!

By Mark Albrechtsen PoliceOne Member In September, two Delaware County (Ohio) deputies and a State Highway... - Full Story
October 31, 2012
What's in a sniff: Supreme Court considers drug dog use Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

What's in a sniff: Supreme Court considers drug dog use

Hearing arguments in Florida v. Jardines and Florida v. Harris today, the Supreme Court considers police drug dogs for the first time since the 2005 case of Illinois v. Caballes - Full Story
October 23, 2012
Body-worn cameras: The truth now has backup Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Body-worn cameras: The truth now has backup

Departments considering the introduction of personal video recorders will commonly ask two questions - Full Story
October 10, 2012
The UC pepper spray case and the punch-in-the-nose test Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

The UC pepper spray case and the punch-in-the-nose test

You don't want to put tax payers' money in the pockets of people who break the law, do you? - Full Story
September 19, 2012
Why cops have fewer rights than criminals Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why cops have fewer rights than criminals

What do police officers need to know about the 1st and 4th Amendment rights of public employees? - Full Story
September 19, 2012
Case law on public employees' 1st and 4th Amendment rights Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Case law on public employees' 1st and 4th Amendment rights

As I had said in my column on criminals having more rights that cops, when it comes to free speech, protesters... - Full Story
August 29, 2012
A brief examination of the Anders Breivik verdict Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

A brief examination of the Anders Breivik verdict

For Anders Breivik, a 21-year sentence for the wanton slaughter of 77 innocents was a victory and gave his monstrous act political credibility - Full Story
August 16, 2012
P1 First Person: Courtroom survival PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Courtroom survival

By Patrick Welsh PoliceOne Member PoliceOne Member Patrick Welsh, who shares a compilation of his experience... - Full Story
August 13, 2012
Guess what? Criminals come in all colors Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Guess what? Criminals come in all colors

Police officers are required to stop only after developing reasonable suspicion and arrest only after establishing probable cause - Full Story
August 10, 2012
Cell phones, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Cell phones, privacy, and the Fourth Amendment

A police officer arrests a drug suspect, confiscates his cell phone, and casually scrolls through the... - Full Story



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