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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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DA: NC officer used 'reasonable force' to stop school fight

Video of the fight depicts the moments during which one of the boys was struck by a TASER - Full Story

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Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it's difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick - Full Story

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Hawaii lawmaker, police agree to prostitute sex ban

Honolulu police said during the meeting that they're OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes - Full Story

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Death penalty dropped in killing of Va. officer

Prosecutors told a judge they don't have enough evidence to seek the death penalty for a man already serving nearly 97 years for other crimes - Full Story

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Okla. adds controversial option to execution protocol

Okla. has revised its procedures to include the same two-drug mixture that left an Ohio inmate making gasp-like sounds as his lethal injection was carried out - Full Story

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Hotel sues Fla. sheriff over unwanted guests

The hotel is one of many in Osceola that became residences for the homeless during the recession - Full Story

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Jury awards former Mo. officer $7.5M in harassment suit

Former St. Louis officer claimed her supervising sergeant sexually harassed her — and that she suffered retaliation for complaining - Full Story

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Lawmakers vow ban on undercover police sex with prostitutes

Hawaii lawmakers promised Friday to make the practice illegal, saying police should not be exempt from the law - Full Story

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Officers at odds over law that allows undercover sex with prostitutes

Officers at odds over law that allows undercover sex with prostitutes

Hawaii authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act - Full Story

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Appeal filed in suit over NYPD spying on Muslims

U.S. District Judge William Martini ruled last month that the NYPD's activities were part of a lawful effort to prevent terrorism - Full Story



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