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Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy

Why You Should Double Check for Accuracy

Although law enforcement officers are given considerable leeway for reasonable mistakes, you don't get much slack for unreasonable mistakes that result from hasty reactions to bad information that comes from your own official sources.

August 8, 2014

TASER Case Could Get SCOTUS Review

TASER Case Could Get SCOTUS Review

A January 2008 in-custody death could get a SCOTUS review. This would be the court’s first look at police use of stun guns after turning away appeals from both recipients of the high-voltage shocks and from police officers.

May 19, 2014

Video and You

Video and You

If you aren't speaking and behaving at all times in public the way you want to appear when you're uploaded on YouTube, you could have some unpleasant surprises in store.

October 2, 2013

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

New Restrictions on GPS Tracking

Police use of technology to catch criminals makes the U.S. Supreme Court nervous, as was evident in the recent Jones decision. In the absence of a recognized basis for a warrantless search, Jones does mean that a warrant must be obtained for installation andmonitoring of a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle.

March 5, 2012

SCOTUS: Police GPS Trackers Require Warrant

SCOTUS: Police GPS Trackers Require Warrant

Federal agents violated a suspect's privacy rights, when they used a Global Positioning System device to track his movements for 28 days without a warrant, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

January 23, 2012

SCOTUS Considers GPS Tracking by LE

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether attaching a high-tech tracking device to suspect's vehicle without a warrant is constitutional.

November 2, 2011

Electronic Privacy on the Job

Electronic Privacy on the Job

Increasingly, law enforcement agencies issue electronic communication and information equipment to employees for their use in performing official duties. Access to and use and monitoring of the information stored or transmitted by means of such devices may be subject to a variety of employer policies, state and federal statutes, constitutional provisions, and case law.

September 3, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Allows PDs to Search Officer Pagers

U.S. Supreme Court Hears SWAT Texting Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices began discussing the merits of the firing of a California SWAT sergeant for receiving sexually explicit text messages on his department-issued pager.

April 20, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear LE Texting Case

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear LE Texting Case

The nation's high court will hear a case involving a California SWAT sergeant who was fired for using his departmental pager to transmit sexually explicit messages to his wife.

December 14, 2009

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