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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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ATV driver who ran over cop caught, charged with attempted murder

Kenny Ortiz, 31, was arrested late Thursday on charges of attempted murder of a police officer among other charges - Full Story

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Pa. drug criminal walks free after K-9 officer's death

Pa. drug criminal walks free after K-9 officer's death

K-9 Officer Umberto was put down by a vet after falling ill and a judge didn't allow his partner a continuance to grieve - Full Story

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Senate blocks Obama's DOJ pick for representing cop killer

Senate blocks Obama's DOJ pick for representing cop killer

Debo Adegbile argued before the Supreme Court that Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction for killing a Philadelphia police officer should be overturned - Full Story

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Cop killer's dad takes plea deal in case over Pa. cop's death

The father of a man who gunned down a deputy sheriff pleaded no contest to a felony charge that he helped his suicidal son acquire a firearm in violation of the law - Full Story

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NYC mayor drops lawsuit over anti-profiling law

NYC will stop challenging a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against the police - Full Story

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Judge: Ariz. police can no longer hold for immigration status

Agreement approved Tuesday prevents police agencies from prolonging traffic stops or jailing people to determine their immigration status - Full Story

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Calif. agencies face mandatory OIS name releases

Calif. Supreme Court likely to rule in favor of requiring police agencies to make names of officers in shootings public - Full Story

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Conn. cops, ACLU clash over plate-scan database

The length of time police agencies could retain license plate information was the center of arguments before the legislative Public Safety and Security Committee - Full Story

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Supreme Court likely to favor police sued over fatal pursuit

The lawsuit says police used excessive force. But several justices said the officers should be shielded from liability - Full Story

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Jury awards officer who claimed retaliation over asbestos complaint

Officer sued the city, claiming that his superiors retaliated against him when he complained of shoddy asbestos removal at a Police Athletic League center - Full Story



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