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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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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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Indian court drops gun charge against NYPD officer

Indian court drops gun charge against NYPD officer

A court in India's capital has dropped a weapons charge against a New York City police officer and is allowing him to leave the country - Full Story

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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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