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Fla. Agency Using SmartWater CSI Marker for Stolen Property

June 27, 2013
The Riviera Beach (Fla.) Police Department has has begun using SmartWater CSI, a liquid agent used to mark evidence. The non-hazardous agent can be applied to any piece of property.

Centice Upgrades Mobile Narcotics Identification System

February 21, 2013
The portable MFL-3000 enables narcotic squads and drug task forces to quickly and easily perform drug identification in the field without destroying evidence. The portable device uses Centice's Raman Spectroscopy technology to create a spectral fingerprint of the substance.

LAPD Moves To Fire Officers For Rihanna Photo Leak

June 29, 2012
The two Los Angeles Police Department officers accused of leaking a photo of the beaten pop star Rihanna won't face criminal charges but could lose their jobs.

Video: NAACP Accuses N.Y. Cop of Planting Evidence

January 4, 2012
A Utica (N.Y.) Police officer has come under scrutiny from the NAACP, after a dash-cam video snippet of a traffic stop appeared online. A local official has accused the officer of planting evidence.

Utica Cop's Evidence Handling

January 4, 2012

The NAACP is questioning a Utica (N.Y.) Police officer's handling of drug evidence during this stop. Chief Mark Williams has defended the officer's decision to store the evidence in his pocket.

A Short Cut to Termination?

June 3, 2010
Maybe one day the tide will change. Just this week, the Supreme Court made a long overdue clarification on the Miranda matter that is favorable to cops. And who knows? Perhaps one day they'll clean up the exclusionary rule, too.

San Jose Officers Begin Using Head-Mounted Cameras

January 14, 2010
The San Jose Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in the country to deploy head-mounted video cameras on officers during a pilot program started late last year. The department implemented the new TASER AXON and Evidence.com system.

Dallas Police Find 2,000 Case Files in Detective's Garage

October 12, 2009
The Dallas Police Department is now sorting through sheaves of paperwork from the files of about 2,000 family violence cases that were found in a detective's garage, DallasNews.com reports.

How to Tell When You Need a Search Warrant

March 1, 2008

The general rule-of-thumb is to try to get a warrant whenever possible. On the other hand, if you can seize evidence without engaging in a search, you don't need either a warrant or any exception.

Seizing and Searching Passengers

September 1, 2007

In the 2007 decision in Brendlin v. California, the U.S. Supreme Court added yet another to a series of Fourth Amendment opinions on the subject of vehicle searches and seizures involving passengers, rather than drivers.

Preserving and Disclosing Evidence

December 1, 2006

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.

Third Party Consent Searches

May 1, 2006

One of the "firmly established exceptions" to the warrant requirement for searches and seizures is the "consent exception."

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.

Holding Back Home Occupants

May 1, 2005

When you go into a suspect’s home to execute a search warrant, it’s not uncommon to find several people present, whether suspects, family members, or others. Sometimes, occupants may outnumber officers on the scene. This can create problems of safety and control, making it more difficult to carry out the search. Realizing this, the Supreme Court has provided guidelines on the ability of officers to detain, handcuff, and question occupants while a search takes place.

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