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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
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



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