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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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Judge: Police weren't excessive with Occupy Philadelphia protesters

Judge has dismissed claims that city police used excessive force and performed unreasonable searches when dismantling an Occupy Philadelphia encampment in 2011 - Full Story

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Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Tenn. brings back electric chair for executions

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Thursday allowing the state to electrocute death row inmates in the event prisons are unable to obtain drugs - Full Story

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Man faces 20 years after impersonating brother at OUI stop

Man accused of fooling police and prosecutors into thinking he was his brother to avoid a fifth drunken driving arrest - Full Story

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Juror's Google search may halt former cop's $7.5M award

During consideration of punitive damages, juror pulled out his phone and asked Google "where do punitive damages go?" - Full Story

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Police union files objection to Detroit bankruptcy, calls city 'cynical'

Union says it has been unable to come to an agreement on collective bargaining terms - Full Story

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Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

The family of Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello accused the department of negligence - Full Story

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Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

In the wake of a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month, a Utah lawmaker says he believes a firing squad is a more humane form of execution - Full Story

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Text messages show Boston bombing suspect joking after attack

Text messages show Boston bombing suspect joking after attack

Dias Kadyrbayev texted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shortly after the FBI publicly released photos of Tsarnaev and his brother as suspects in the deadly 2013 attack - Full Story

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Release of man who brutally attacked Wash. cop blocked

Release of man who brutally attacked Wash. cop blocked

Gov. Jay Inslee has blocked the release of a man imprisoned for almost killing a Richland police officer 32 years ago - Full Story



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