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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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SWAT officer diagnosed with cancer sues after termination

The former SWAT team member thought his potentially deadly cancer was the worst of his problems — until he got a termination letter.

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SWAT officer diagnosed with cancer sues after termination

The former SWAT team member thought his potentially deadly cancer was the worst of his problems — until he got a termination letter - Full Story

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Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Judge overturned officer's conviction of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women - Full Story

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Court: Teen in Mexico shot by US agent had rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though he was on Mexican soil - Full Story

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How the SCOTUS cell phone ruling happened (and 4 key lessons)

How the SCOTUS cell phone ruling happened (and 4 key lessons)

The search incident to arrest doctrine was first recognized by the Supreme Court exactly 100 years ago in Weeks v. United States - Full Story

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Transgender officer fired in Conn.

Transgender officer fired in Conn.

When Francesca Quaranta told her fellow police officers in 2012 that she was transgender, she said it began a long and harsh career decline that included discrimination and harassment - Full Story

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NM police sued over fatal camper shooting

Lawsuit filed Friday says the more than 40 officers dispatched to handle James Boyd had "no meaningful control" of the standoff - Full Story

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Defense attorney fatally shot outside office in Ky.

Defense attorney fatally shot outside office in Ky.

On Friday, man waited for lawyer to arrive at his office and shot him at least four times, killing him in front of several witnesses and at least one police officer - Full Story

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Facebook gave data on 381 in police disabilities fraud case

The warrants aimed to gather evidence against police and fire retirees allegedly coached to claim they were too psychologically devastated to work - Full Story

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Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases - Full Story



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