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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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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly

Man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser - Full Story

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Fla. man charged with murder after stray police bullet kills woman

Police arrived at a downtown bar as dispatchers relayed initial witness 911 reports that the suspect had opened fire into the club.

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Fla. man charged with murder after stray police bullet kills woman

Police arrived at a downtown bar as dispatchers relayed initial witness 911 reports that the suspect had opened fire into the club - Full Story

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NM city council votes to decriminalize pot

With the 5-4 vote, the liberal-leaning Santa Fe, known for its arts market and tourist draws, joined the national movement to change marijuana laws - Full Story

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Border Patrol revamps practices to settle lawsuit

U.S. immigration authorities must revamp their practices to ensure Mexicans accused of living in the country illegally are properly informed of their right to a hearing before an immigration judge - Full Story

Columns

7 rules to prevent 'excessive use-of-force' accusations Chuck Joyner - Survival Sciences

7 rules to prevent 'excessive use-of-force' accusations

How do we protect the many officers who have been falsely accused of excessive force and then libeled and slandered in the media? - Full Story

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Court: Cops don't have immunity for fatal Conn. raid

Departments cannot use a shield of immunity to protect them from millions of dollars in civil rights claims arising from a 2008 tactical-team raid that killed a man and injured a homeowner - Full Story

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News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story

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Judge lifts federal oversight of Detroit police

Federal judge Monday morning ended an 11-year-old agreement that kept a federal monitor watching over the Detroit Police Department - Full Story

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Officials fear more protests if no charges against Ferguson officer

The streets of Ferguson have been calm but residents and officials fear a verdict may spark new anger - Full Story



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