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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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Prosecutors lose appeal in Detroit officer's raid trial

Prosecutors lose appeal in Detroit officer's raid trial

Appeals court on Monday refused to reverse a decision that dismissed a manslaughter charge against officer who killed a 7-year-old during a raid - Full Story

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Mo. dispatcher's mistake cost two lives, lawsuit claims

Suit filed Wednesday claims deaths could have been prevented if a 911 dispatcher hadn't sent officers to the wrong address - Full Story

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High court begins term with case on police actions

High court begins term with case on police actions

A case from NC turns on whether an officer's mistaken belief about a state law still can justify a traffic stop that led to the discovery of cocaine - Full Story

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Manslaughter charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid

The judge dismissed the charge after defense said prosecutors didn't show that Weekley acted willfully.

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Manslaughter charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid

The judge dismissed the charge after defense said prosecutors didn't show that Weekley acted willfully - Full Story

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No trial for man who crushed 7 police vehicles with tractor

Man was angry about a pot possession arrest when he drove a tractor over six cruisers and a van owned by the Orleans County Sheriffs' Department in 2012 - Full Story

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Mom may face new charges in NM van pursuit, shooting

Mom may face new charges in NM van pursuit, shooting

Prosecutors aim to file new charges against a woman in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer fired shots at her van full of kids - Full Story

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US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

Court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant - Full Story

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Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Officer insists he accidentally pulled the trigger during the fatal raid when a witness grabbed his gun - Full Story

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Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Man convicted in the shooting death of an NJ state trooper was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday - Full Story



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