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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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May 28, 2012
Understanding USERRA: Cops in our armed forces still face discrimination at home Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Understanding USERRA: Cops in our armed forces still face discrimination at home

This Memorial Day, let's remember our LE heroes killed in wars overseas, and resolve to help cops returning from battle who must fight to right a variety of departmental wrongs - Full Story
May 18, 2012
The ACLU, ECDs, and the erosion of police discretion? Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

The ACLU, ECDs, and the erosion of police discretion?

Unlike officers who face the volatile realities of life, the ACLU-s safely-ensconced lawyers would rather evaluate TASER use by a less-encumbered and more academic criteria - Full Story
April 23, 2012
K-9 Legal update: Arson dogs in criminal cases K-9 Trainers - Police K-9 Magazine

K-9 Legal update: Arson dogs in criminal cases

This column reports on the latest federal cases affecting law-enforcement K-9s and handlers - Full Story
March 28, 2012
Can the 'right to resist' become a license to kill? Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Can the 'right to resist' become a license to kill?

The Model Penal Code — and supporting commentary — specifically prohibit use of force in resisting an arrest, even if that arrest is believed to be illegal - Full Story
March 15, 2012
Police attorney offers 'best practices' tips to civil rights overseers Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Police attorney offers 'best practices' tips to civil rights overseers

By Charles Remsberg Last November, the Civil Rights Division of the US DOJ sent a nine-page “technical... - Full Story
March 09, 2012
Distracted driving: If their lips move... detain and ticket? Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Distracted driving: If their lips move... detain and ticket?

At the end of last year the federal government’s independent National Transportation Safety Board... - Full Story
March 01, 2012
P1 First Person: On workplace privacy PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: On workplace privacy

By Gary Deutschle PoliceOne Member “The right to be let alone-the most comprehensive of rights... - Full Story
February 23, 2012
The OODA loop, reaction time, and decision making Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

The OODA loop, reaction time, and decision making

Since the mid-19th century, human reaction time and decision-making have made popular research topics... - Full Story
February 17, 2012
EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

EDPs and cops: Knowledge can go a long way

Research suggests that persons with developmental disabilities and other mental issues are seven times more likely to come in contact with law enforcement than others - Full Story
February 16, 2012
AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

AELE analyzes when force against the mentally disturbed is justified

What guidelines do courts offer to trainers, officers, and force reviewers in these circumstances? - Full Story



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