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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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NYPD stop-and-frisk case back to lower court

A federal appeals court returned litigation over NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy to a lower court for a potential settlement between civil liberties groups and the city - Full Story

Exclusives

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

While the home is still sacred constitutional ground — a threshold not to be trespassed upon by the government without a warrant supported by probable cause — exceptions do exist. - Full Story

Columns

Watching the Peruta case? Watch the hands instead! Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Watching the Peruta case? Watch the hands instead!

No matter where you stand on Heller, Peruta, or any other relevant ruling on the Second Amendment, it’s imperative that you be mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually ready for whatever you face on the streets - Full Story

Columns

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

The Constitution and the cop: Case law and the American home

While the home is still sacred constitutional ground — a threshold not to be trespassed upon by the government without a warrant supported by probable cause — exceptions do exist - Full Story

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Judge tosses NYPD Muslim spying lawsuit

Intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at mosques - Full Story

Videos

Details of shooting emerge in Texas cop killer trial

Brandon Daniel appeared to have a blank stare and his speech was slurred and lethargic, moments after he shot and killed Austin police officer Jaime Padron.

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Details of shooting emerge in Texas cop killer trial

Brandon Daniel appeared to have a blank stare and his speech was slurred and lethargic, moments after he shot and killed Austin police officer Jaime Padron - Full Story

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Ohio man who killed trooper opts to stay in prison

His options were to be released early and seek help for his drinking problem or remain in prison to finish his sentence - Full Story

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Former Ill. police spokeswoman alleges assault, retaliation

In November 2012, spokeswoman had a confrontation with another officer in the News Affairs office, lawsuit states - Full Story

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NY court: Some police interrogation lies considered coercion

Police can lie when interrogating suspects, but when the lies become "patently coercive," any confession cannot be used as evidence - Full Story



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