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Calif. court: Pot smoke no substitute for warrant

By Bob Egelko The San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — Police can't enter a home without a warrant... - Full Story

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Man gets 56 years to life for trying to kill Calf. officer

By Henry K. Lee The San Francisco Chronicle OAKLAND, Calif. — A convicted felon was sentenced Thursday... - Full Story

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Teenager admits to slashing N.Y. officer's throat

The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A 19-year-old Washington County man admits slashing... - Full Story

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Fla. police want stiffer penalties for hoax guns

By Christine Show The Orlando Sentinel ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — When Orange County deputy sheriffs... - Full Story

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3 Utah officers cleared in shooting

The Salt Lake Tribune SANDY, Utah — Three Sandy police officers who shot and killed a 38-year-old... - Full Story

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Top 10 legal issues in law enforcement in 2007 Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Top 10 legal issues in law enforcement in 2007

Here, to recap the year, P1 legal contributor Ken Wallentine presents his view on the top 10 legal issues... - Full Story

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Report: LA Sheriff's Department had lax investigations of use-of-force cases

By Stuart Pfeifer The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department failed... - Full Story

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Ohio officer admits killing pregnant girlfriend

By The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio — A police officer accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend... - Full Story

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Lessons learned in Beaver v. Federal Way Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Lessons learned in Beaver v. Federal Way

By Ken Wallentine Note : Although this particular incident involved the use of a Taser, it is importan... - Full Story

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Calif. Judge: Cops should get paid time to dress

By Rachel Cohen Inside Bay Area SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Putting on and taking off a police uniform, along... - Full Story



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