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Preserving and Disclosing Evidence  

December 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

Most law enforcement officers are familiar with the term “Brady error.” But what exactly does the Brady rule cover, and what obligation does it impose on police? Under the Brady line of cases, when must officers preserve evidence, and what must be revealed to the prosecutor? These questions have been answered in a series of opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court.

You Are What You Sleep  

December 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

I will never forget the first time I heard myself snore. Yeah, I snore pretty good; just ask one of my ex’s or one of my sergeants. But I actually was so tired once my own snoring woke me up! I was working on the Coconino Hotshots fighting a forest fire near Prescott, Ariz., when our squad leader called a break. I just sat where I was on the line and, the next thing I knew, loud snoring awoke me. I looked around and I was the only one within earshot…weird.

Back to the Basics  

November 1, 2006

By Mark G. Stainbrook

The implications of football in American life run deep. Football is analogous to many things: warfare, battle, teamwork, discipline, mental toughness, physical courage, strategy, tactics, and of course, leadership.

ID Procedures and the Right to Counsel  

November 1, 2006

By Devallis Rutledge

There are several ways a crime victim or other eyewitness might have an opportunity to identify a stranger-perpetrator of a crime before being called as a witness in court. (If the perpetrator is an acquaintance, the ID will not generally be an issue.)

The Plan  

November 1, 2006

By Dave Smith

Jump into the fray then decide. —Napoleon Bonaparte

Taking Back the Neighborhood  

November 1, 2006

By David Griffith

David Kennedy, director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, had developed a new drug interdiction strategy, and he was trying to sell a police department into trying it. The frustrated officers of the High Point PD were willing guinea pigs.

Northern Injustice  

November 1, 2006

By David Griffith

It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.

A Numbers Game  

October 1, 2006

By Dan Pasquale

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) are a very useful tool in the hands of an officer with a little knowledge.

30th Anniversary: Voices of Experience  

October 1, 2006

By Melanie Basich

On the occasion of our thirtieth anniversary, Police Magazine decided to contact veteran officers and ask them how law enforcement has changed in the past three decades.

Court of Clowns  

October 1, 2006

By David Griffith

Back in 1994, Matthew Musladin showed up at the San Jose, Calif., home of his estranged wife’s mother to pick up his son. Words were exchanged, and he threw his wife, Pamela Musladin, to the ground. She called for help. Her boyfriend, Thomas Allen Studer, and her brother came to her aid.

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