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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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Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police - Full Story

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How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story

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Tough Va. DUI laws lead to drop in crashes, deaths

Ten years ago, local lawmakers looked at a high-profile DUI case, listened to law enforcement and said, "Enough is enough" - Full Story

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Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

A judge has entered a preliminary not-guilty plea for the man charged in the killing of a police officer during a shootout - Full Story

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Mo. governor vetoes teacher gun legislation

Legislation would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety - Full Story

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Informant sues Calif. police, claims he was shot after being outed

A decade ago, Jose Hernandez got a DUI in Richmond. He cut a deal with police to dismiss his case if he worked as an informant - Full Story

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Ex-cop in Fla. movie theater shooting released on bail

Reeves must remain at home except to go to church, the doctor's office or the grocery store, and must surrender firearms - Full Story

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Texas man who shot at cops serving warrant acquitted

Adrian Perryman was found not guilty of aggravated assault of a public servant for a 2010 shooting that took place inside his home - Full Story

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Dozens more Va. cops join overtime lawsuit

About 25 additional officers have joined a class-action lawsuit for back overtime pay from the Hampton Police Division, bringing the total to 130 officers - Full Story

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5 men sue over police anti-terror info-sharing program

5 men sue over police anti-terror info-sharing program

Five Calif. men sued the Obama administration Thursday over an information-sharing program designed to help flag potential terrorist activity - Full Story



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