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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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Critics pounce as Chicago mayor offers strict gun store law

Forced by court order to allow long-banned gun stores to open in Chicago, mayor has introduced law that is so strict critics say it is little more than a continuation of the city's longtime ban - Full Story

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UCSB rampage shows gaps in mental health law

UCSB rampage shows gaps in mental health law

Shootings has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people - Full Story

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Seattle police file lawsuit, say force policies unconstitutional

Dozens of Seattle police officers have filed a federal civil rights complaint against city and federal officials, saying use-of-force polices are restricting their constitutional rights to protect themselves.

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Seattle police file lawsuit, say force policies unconstitutional

Officers have filed a federal civil rights complaint against city and federal officials, saying use-of-force polices restrict their rights to protect themselves - Full Story

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Gun bill would allow police to seize firearms, prevent purchases

Lawmakers reacted to the Santa Barbara shooting by announcing plans Tuesday for a bill to create a "gun violence restraining order" - Full Story

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Wife of Fla. cop killed escorting Obama sues sheriff's department

Officer was killed while escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade when his motorcycle was struck by a pickup truck - Full Story

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Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Ruling Tuesday reversed a lower court decision that allowed the lawsuit to go forward against six West Memphis, Ark., officers.

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Supreme Court rules for death-row inmates with low IQ

Twelve years after barring execution of the mentally disabled, the Supreme Court on Tuesday prohibited states in borderline cases from relying on test scores to determine inmate eligibility - Full Story

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Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Ruling Tuesday reversed a lower court decision that allowed the lawsuit to go forward against six West Memphis, Ark., officers - Full Story



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