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The Young and the Arrestless

December 1, 2008

Notwithstanding the explosion of youth criminality, the court has largely continued to treat juvenile offenders in a more lenient and paternalistic fashion than adults.

L.A. to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over May Day Melee, Sources Say

November 20, 2008
The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides.

Sean Bell's Loved Ones Say 'Serious' Chance of Civil Rights Case

November 20, 2008
Sean Bell's family met with federal prosecutors Tuesday and came away believing the feds could press a civil rights case against cops who gunned down the unarmed groom-to-be.

Jury Rejects Minneapolis Sergeant's Claim of Retaliation

October 23, 2008
After a four-day trial, the jury didn't agree that Giovanni Veliz was passed over for a promotion because he had filed complaints with the Civil Rights Department.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts S.C. Trooper

June 11, 2008
A white South Carolina state trooper who was seen on a dashboard video hitting with his patrol vehicle a black suspect fleeing on foot in Greenwood County last year has been indicted on a federal charge of violating the suspect’s civil rights.

Parole and Probation Searches

September 1, 2006

After pussyfooting around the issue for years, the U.S. Supreme Court has finally come to a decision on what justifies a probation or parole search.

Entry to Quell a Disturbance

July 1, 2006

Any law enforcement entry into private premises, including a residence, or an office or other commercial area that is not open to the public, is governed by the Fourth Amendment. Officers may make lawful entry only in four ways, and the consequences of unlawful entry can include suppression of evidence and civil liability.

Right to Counsel

February 1, 2006

Law enforcement officers are quite familiar with the court-created "right" to counsel established by the Miranda opinion, to protect the Fifth Amendment trial privilege against compelled self-incrimination. But it applies only during police custodial interrogation.

Davis Rules

January 1, 2006

In a fairly common scenario, you obtain a valid Miranda waiver from a suspect in custody and begin interrogation. Part-way through your questioning, the suspect begins to feel uneasy about going forward and says something about remaining silent or talking to a lawyer.

Searching Third-Party Residences

August 1, 2005

Most officers are aware of the general rule on entering a suspect's home to arrest him or to search for evidence. These actions must be supported by either valid consent or a recognized exigency.

Stop and Identify

October 1, 2004

During a temporary detention, does a person have a duty to identify himself or herself to the detaining officer? Can a person be arrested for refusing to do so? The answer to both questions is, "Sometimes."

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