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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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Expert casts doubt on Pa.troopers' claim in trial

By Jerome L. Sherman The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Read more P1 coverage of this trialPITTSBURGH —... - Full Story

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Trial starts for N.Y. officers in Sean Bell shooting

NewsdayNEW YORK — His killer was a cop.That much, at least, is clear from the way 23-year-old Sean... - Full Story

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Calif. court may invalidate police discipline

By Jaxon Van Derbeken The San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO - The state Supreme Court will hear arguments... - Full Story

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When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting

Part 2 of a 2-part series In Part 1 of this series, we tapped the experience of John Hoag, a prominent law enforcement union attorn... - Full Story

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Judge's dismissal of cop's DUI charges revisited

By Karoun Demirjian The Chicago Tribune COOK COUNTY — The Cook County state's attorney's office... - Full Story

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Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

PITTSBURGH — Two Pennsylvania state police troopers were responding to a report of a stolen car on Christmas Eve 2002 when 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe was fatally shot.

Attorneys for the teen and the troopers agree that Trooper Samuel Nassan shot the unarmed boy in the back as he fled from a Ford Bronco. But they agree on little else.

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Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Use-of-force law and its impact on muzzle position

Recently, some P1 members questioned the legalities surrounding a situation where an officer points a ... - Full Story

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Ill. man may get 30 days for shooting cop

By Frank Main and Stefano Esposito The Chicago Sun-Times COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Former Chicago Police... - Full Story

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Trial in shooting opens for 2 Pa. troopers

By Jerome L. Sherman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Samuel Nassan's voice... - Full Story

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N.H. city, police settle 'donning and doffing' time

By Annmarie Timmins The Concord Monitor CONCORD, N.H. — Concord's police officers settled their... - Full Story



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