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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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Police won't be charged in Okla. theater death

Man died Feb. 15 after the altercation with three Moore police officers and off-duty Oklahoma game wardens - Full Story

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Prosecutor: Deadly Ohio police pursuit should have stopped

Prosecutor: Deadly Ohio police pursuit should have stopped

November 2012 pursuit ended with officers firing 137 rounds and killing two unarmed people - Full Story

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City responds to cops' lawsuit challenging SPD reforms

The officers, who are representing themselves in the case, brought the suit against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and others - Full Story

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Man accused in border agent killing is extradited

Jesus Leonel Sanchez-Meza, also known as Lionel Portillo-Meza, was arraigned in federal court in Tucson on Wednesday - Full Story

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NJ cops sue departments more often than civilians

Analysis of litigation between 2009 and 2012 found that 148 settlements between NJ officers against their departments cost taxpayers $29M.

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NJ cops sue departments more often than civilians

Analysis of litigation between 2009 and 2012 found that 148 settlements between NJ officers against their departments cost taxpayers $29M - Full Story

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Judge denies challenge to law on police lawsuits

A judge on Wednesday denied a legal challenge by two police unions to NYC law that eases the way for racial profiling claims - Full Story

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La. man shot after charging cops with knife found not guilty

Police have released dash cam footage capturing the shooting of a suspect charging officers with a knife following the end of a criminal trial.

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Court rules police can trace stolen WiFi signals

People who hijack their neighbors' WiFi to commit crimes on the Internet shouldn't expect their misdeeds to stay hidden - Full Story



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