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California Jury Clears LAPD Officer in Fatal 2016 Shooting of Armed Man

October 2, 2018
A jury in Los Angeles on Monday determined that an LAPD officer did not use excessive force when he fatally shot an armed 18-year-old man in the back in 2016.

Canadian Department to Ban Cannabis Use for Officers, Even Off-Duty

September 28, 2018
Any Calgary Police Service members qualified to carry firearms who are capable of being operationally deployed—in other words, called to a scene—will not be allowed to use recreational cannabis in any form.

Judge Dismisses Retaliation / Defamation Suit Filed by New Jersey Officer

September 7, 2018
A judge has dismissed a retaliation and defamation lawsuit filed by a former New Jersey police officer who was fired following his arrest of State Assemblyman Paul Moriarty in 2012.

California Legislature Passes Bills on Police Transparency

September 2, 2018
The California Legislature has approved two measures that would allow the press and the public to more easily obtain information about police activity that had previously been kept confidential.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Declines Accepting Cases from 28 Officers

September 2, 2018
According to KTVI-TV, St. Louis’s top prosecutor—Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner—has a so-called "exclusion list" of 28 police officers and will refuse to prosecute suspected criminals if any of those officers are deemed critical to such prosecutions.

Bill to End Cash Bail Passes California Assembly

August 22, 2018
The Assembly passed a long-sought bill to end money bail on Monday, the same day that criminal justice reform groups that had been allies in pushing for the legislation pulled their support.

Extradited Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Agent Brian Terry's Slaying

August 3, 2018
A man extradited to the United States from Mexico this week has pleaded not guilty to charges of pulling the trigger in the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona eight years ago.

Victims, Families of Pulse Shooting Must Re-File Lawsuit Against Police

August 2, 2018
U.S. District Judge Paul Byron said the suit was not specific enough "to allow the city of Orlando and the police officers to make an adequate defense" and gave the group two weeks to file another complaint.

Florida Department's "Legal Tip of the Day" Wins National Award

July 27, 2018
The Miami-Dade Police Department was recently recognized by the National Association of Counties — which bestows annual awards for new projects that support responsible and effective government — for its "Legal Tip of the Day" program.

California Supreme Court to Rule on Collisions in Police Pursuits

July 17, 2018
The California Supreme Court will soon decide whether a lawsuit against the Gardena (CA) Police Department can go forward, and the outcome of that decision could affect whether or not people hurt and families of those killed during police pursuits will be more likely to win compensation from cities and counties.

3 Men Convicted of Florida Deputy's Murder Avoid Death Penalty

July 17, 2018
Three men convicted in the fatal shooting of Broward County (FL) Deputy Brian Tephford won't receive the death penalty.

Parkland Students File Suit Against Broward Sheriff, Other Officials

July 12, 2018
Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, and other law enforcement officials.

Florida Officials Try to Keep Video of Attack at Parkland School Hidden

July 11, 2018
Attorneys for the Broward County School Board and Broward State Attorney's Office argued in court on Tuseday that releasing the surveillance footage of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February "could put the school's safety in jeopardy."

Former Ohio Chief Says City Officials Retaliated Against Him

July 11, 2018
Former Akron (OH) Police Chief James Nice — who served in that role between 2011 and 2017 before being forced from the job amid accusations that he made racist remarks — filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying that that city officials retaliated against him for not showing loyalty to Mayor Dan Horrigan.

President Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Shrinks

July 6, 2018
The president may make an announcement about his pick as soon as Monday, some speculate.

Judge: California Sanctuary Laws Not Impeding Federal Immigration Policy

July 5, 2018
U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez refused Thursday to block California from restricting local law enforcement cooperation with immigration agents, an early legal victory for the state’s "sanctuary" law.

Judge: Man Who Killed Texas Chief Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

July 3, 2018
During the court proceedings, two psychiatrists — one employed by the defense, the other hired by the prosecution — said they believed Joshua Manuel Lopez was insane at the time of the crime.

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement

June 28, 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Fees for Public Employee Unions

June 27, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers, teachers, and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret

June 20, 2018
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates Section 50-a of the 1976 state civil rights law—which bars releasing disciplinary files.
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