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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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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
July 31, 2012
Court rulings on interviews by law enforcement John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

Court rulings on interviews by law enforcement

The court has ruled that being in a police car, a police station or even in an interrogation room does... - Full Story
July 25, 2012
Deadly force: Intent versus indifference Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

Deadly force: Intent versus indifference

If the suspect stops doing whatever it is that caused the officer to act with deadly force, what difference should it make to the officer if the suspect survives that shooting? - Full Story
July 20, 2012
The Castle Doctrine and Indiana’s controversial new law Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

The Castle Doctrine and Indiana’s controversial new law

Can someone just shoot a cop who’s just arrived to their front door? - Full Story
July 20, 2012
Use of force to protect person or property Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

Use of force to protect person or property

§ 35-41-3-2: Use of force to protect person or property Indiana Statutes: Title 35. CRIMINAL LAW... - Full Story
July 13, 2012
Disclosure of information in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Disclosure of information in the aftermath of an officer-involved shooting

When a public servant takes a life, the public has a right to know certain details, but they should receive this information within the proper contextual balance - Full Story
July 02, 2012
Video evidence: Conflict and controversy Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

Video evidence: Conflict and controversy

Dash-cams. TASER-cams. Pocket-cams. Jail-cams. Sally-port-cams. Cell-phone videos. Security videos. TV... - Full Story
June 22, 2012
Strip search ruling: Court verdict explained Joanne Eldridge - The Justice Report

Strip search ruling: Court verdict explained

In addition to detecting contraband, close visual inspections of detainees before their admission permit the identification of any communicable diseases as well as gang affiliations - Full Story
June 11, 2012
Courts side with ACLU on videotaping police Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Courts side with ACLU on videotaping police

Court rules that police cannot stop audio-video recording of officers on duty - Full Story
June 08, 2012
US Supreme Court examines scope of governmental immunity Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

US Supreme Court examines scope of governmental immunity

Law enforcement officers who testify at grand jury are now protected by absolute immunity, a protection already afforded to prosecutors and judges - Full Story



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