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.
The Temple Police Department released its dash cam video of the arrest of an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who was stopped while hiking with his teenage son and disarmed – a controversial arrest that led to two high profile trials.
Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) offers an eight-page roundup of pertinent cases to date and a list of suggested guidelines to help officers, trainers, and administrators with the issue - Full Story
What initially struck me about the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Jones, was how much was left unsaid concerning electronic surveillance and the Fourth Amendment, especially in a case seemingly primed for a sweeping pronouncement. - Full Story
The Supreme Court will decide whether it's legal for police to collect DNA samples from people under arrest, a case that could have nationwide implications. (AP Image) Warrantless collection in question