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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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Suit tossed in fatal shooting of Conn. officer by trooper

Suit tossed in fatal shooting of Conn. officer by trooper

Judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of late Officer Ciara McDermott against state police, ruling that her 2005 slaying by her former boyfriend, a suspended trooper, "was not foreseeable" - Full Story

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6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation

6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation

How can an officer can best help a lawyer in preparing the strongest defense possible after an OIS or other major force confrontation? Here are six ideas to get the discussion going. - Full Story

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Tenn. bill bans gang members from public spaces

Bill provides statutory guidance for courts using Tennessee's public nuisance law to keep criminal gang members out of public areas - Full Story

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6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

6 ways cops can aid their lawyers to win use-of-force litigation

How can an officer can best help a lawyer in preparing the strongest defense possible after an OIS or other major force confrontation? Here are six ideas to get the discussion going. - Full Story

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Mass. man arrested for making fake dispatch calls

The man used a lost or stolen portable radio to make false calls and cancel real calls - Full Story

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3 men who stole dressed as 'white' NY cops get 32 years

Prosecutors say the men stole more than $200,000 from a Pay-O-Matic check-cashing business in Queens - Full Story

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Mich. town hires unconventional police chief

The new chief is the subject of an ongoing legal battle in a neighboring town, and admits he polices in a different manner than most - Full Story

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Cop killer's fate shapes clash over death penalty repeal

A large majority of those testifying supported repeal. But several police officers and representatives said the death penalty helps keep the public safe because it acts as a deterrent - Full Story

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Dash cam glitch in Seattle cruisers could threaten cases

Dash cams installed in the past year in patrol cars could possibly be dropping frames of video.

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Dash cam glitch in Seattle cruisers could threaten cases

Dash cams installed in the past year in patrol cars could possibly be dropping frames of video - Full Story



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