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Point of Law: The Plain View Exception

A recent eighth circuit court of appeals case is very instructive on when you can seize an object without a warrant.

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Dershowitz: Former Officer Potter's Conviction is "Dangerous"

Officer Potter, a decorated policewoman with more than two decades of service, simply did not commit a crime. The prosecution conceded that she did not intend to shoot Wright and that she made a mistake by pulling out and firing a gun instead of a Taser.

Point of Law: Mentally Ill Suspect Attacking with Vehicle

Louisiana sheriff’s deputies used deadly force when an apparently mentally ill man attacked a lieutenant with his car. The district court ruled for the officers and the plaintiffs appealed.

Point of Law: Warrantless Search Incident to Arrest

When a convicted felon fled from a traffic stop, officers pursued and arrested him. Then they searched his vehicle and his personal effects.

Understanding Fourth Amendment Seizure

Can it be a seizure when a person isn’t “seized?”

Point of Law: Excessive Force in Custody

A lawsuit by the family of a man who died in a holding cell was dismissed by a federal circuit court, but the Supreme Court ruled it needed further review.

Daigle Law Group to Hold Live Use of Force Summit

The theme of this year’s Summit will be, “working together to find our way forward,” Daigle Law Group says. Working together, we must continue to educate ourselves in order to better protect our communities.”

Point of Law: Detention After Finding No PC

Make sure your policies protect the constitutional rights of the detainee and comply with the law.

Point of Law: Conflicting Testimony and Qualified Immunity

A pursuit in a building ended with a suspect falling out of a window, officers using force, and a lawsuit.

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Point of Law: Shooting at Moving Vehicles

In Orn v. City of Tacoma, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a case against officers who shot at a suspect’s vehicle and paralyzed the suspect can go forward.

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