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Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

Supreme Court says police are justified in making a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers are mistaken in thinking the driver broke the law - Full Story

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Homeless shootings suspect charged in 3rd slaying

Aeman Lovel Presley is suspected of killing two homeless men as they slept in the streets of Atlanta - Full Story

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Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow it

Tribes wary of selling pot, even if feds allow it

DOJ announced Thursday that Indian tribes, which are considered sovereign nations, can grow and sell pot on tribal lands - Full Story

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Smuggler's US lawsuit alleges border K-9 injured him

After serving time in prison, man is suing the government over what he says are permanent injuries caused by the dog - Full Story

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Judge puts limits on police tactics in Mo.

Judge puts limits on police tactics in Mo.

U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson late Thursday granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of protesters - Full Story

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5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

5 Supreme Court decisions from 2014 impacting law enforcement

The 2014 calendar brought us five significant cases which impact officers’ understanding of Fourth Amendment limits, both in its extension and restrictions - Full Story

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SWAT team's website yanked as ACLU lawsuit looms

Website spurred controversy over mission statement that reported agency was established in 1963 out of a fear and distrust of civil rights advocates - Full Story

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Protesters ask courts for restraining order against Mo. police

Lawyers sought a temporary restraining order on Missouri police, who they say have unnecessarily intimidated demonstrators - Full Story

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Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

The department has been beset with allegations of inmate abuse by deputies and costly lawsuits - Full Story

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Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

History shows that jurors may have less sympathy for officers who are guilty of more than just poor judgment during a crisis - Full Story



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