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'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

'Sexy' cops vs. firefighters: Double standards and the law

Here’s what you need to know about the First Amendment, employer retaliation for speech, and double standards - Full Story

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Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

Supreme Court says police are justified in making a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers are mistaken in thinking the driver broke the law - Full Story

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Justices will decide case on warrantless access to hotel records

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant - 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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How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story

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Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Police ready new procedures after court's cellphone search ruling

Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases - Full Story

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How the SCOTUS cell phone ruling happened (and 4 key lessons) Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How the SCOTUS cell phone ruling happened (and 4 key lessons)

The search incident to arrest doctrine was first recognized by the Supreme Court exactly 100 years ago in Weeks v. United States - Full Story

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The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

The Court's decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested - Full Story

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Supreme Court 'OK's deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Supreme Court 'OK's deadly force to stop dangerous pursuit

The Supreme Court is making it clear that the Fourth amendment allows the use of deadly force to stop drivers in those exceptional cases when their actions pose a very serious threat to public safety - Full Story

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GPS tracking drug case has left unsettled questions

A 2-year-old Supreme Court decision has caused more confusion than clarity on how police may track the whereabouts of criminal suspects - Full Story



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