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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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Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of costumed man with sword justified

Officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume - Full Story

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Ohio cop killer loses death sentence appeal

Ashford Thompson shot Officer Joshua Miktarian 4 times in the head, at close range, after Thompson had been stopped for playing loud music in his car - Full Story

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Ky. man who posted song lyrics won't face charges

Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a man who spent more than a week in jail for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page - Full Story

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Defense says FBI posed as tech repairmen in ruse

Defense says FBI posed as tech repairmen in ruse

Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation - Full Story

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Multiple cases involving Ferguson officer dropped

Judge on Monday dismissed a pending felony drug case after Officer Darren Wilson failed to show up in court - Full Story

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Slain girl's estate sues police agencies over response time

Lawsuit alleges that authorities should have immediately implemented a child abduction response team, instead of waiting until the next day - Full Story

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Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

T.J. Lane, 20, already was serving a life sentence when he and two other inmates climbed the fence during recreation - Full Story

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Pride arrestee fined, officer assault charge dropped

Woman arrested at gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted an officer and a protester - Full Story

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Pa. gov. signs bill in wake of cop killer's commencement speech

Pa. gov. signs bill in wake of cop killer's commencement speech

Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would aim to stop former offenders from causing victims mental anguish - Full Story

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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains - Full Story



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