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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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Court reverses decision on Ohio captain exonerated in murder case

Douglas Prade served nearly 15 years after being convicted in shooting death of his ex-wife. But a judge ruled in January 2013 that DNA test results excluded him as a suspect - Full Story

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Bill that would criminalize false complaints against cops stalled

The bill, titled "filing false complaints against a law enforcement officer," was introduced in February by the Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice - Full Story

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Council rips police, fire unions for missing benefit meeting

Union officials did not present their report challenging the findings of a task force that said health care benefits for personnel are "richer" than those of their peers.
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Council rips police, fire unions for missing benefit meeting

Union officials did not present their report challenging the findings of a task force that said health care benefits for personnel are "richer" than those of their peers - Full Story

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Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision

Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision

What's reasonable and unreasonable when it comes to cell phone searches is being left up to the Supreme Court, but there are two very good reasons why it won't issue a sweeping decision. - Full Story

Columns

Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why SCOTUS won't issue a sweeping police cell phone search decision

What’s reasonable and unreasonable when it comes to cell phone searches and privacy is often the sticky wicket cops find themselves in — enter the Supreme Court - Full Story

Columns

19 states that have upheld police cell phone searches (and 6 that haven't) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

19 states that have upheld police cell phone searches (and 6 that haven't)

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases involving and affecting cell phone se... - Full Story

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Charges dropped in killing of Va. officer

A case against one of the two men charged in the fatal shooting of Norfolk police officer Victor Decker was dropped this morning - Full Story

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Arbitrator won't sign residency ruling for Pa. officers

He contended that the 3-arbitrator panel exceeded its authority, violated a city ordinance and ignored the will of city residents, who voted to put a in residency requirement - Full Story



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