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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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Court: Cops don't have immunity for fatal Conn. raid

Departments cannot use a shield of immunity to protect them from millions of dollars in civil rights claims arising from a 2008 tactical-team raid that killed a man and injured a homeowner - Full Story

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News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story

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Judge lifts federal oversight of Detroit police

Federal judge Monday morning ended an 11-year-old agreement that kept a federal monitor watching over the Detroit Police Department - Full Story

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Officials fear more protests if no charges against Ferguson officer

The streets of Ferguson have been calm but residents and officials fear a verdict may spark new anger - Full Story

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Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Officer was demoted after she took sexually explicit videos and sent them on her cellphone to a subordinate officer - Full Story

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Calif. to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out - Full Story

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Co-defendant in 'cannibal cop' case wants freedom

Federal judge overturned officer's conspiracy conviction in July, saying his plans to kidnap, kill and eat women were all fantasy - Full Story

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.

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LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on TV - Full Story

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Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

Cell phone tracking by police: 2 key court decisions explained

Some police leaders and policy makers wonder what cops are actually allowed and empowered to do with regard to cell phone tracking. Here, we clear up some of that confusion. - Full Story



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