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Point of Law: Using the Baton

Your agency's use-of-force policy needs to specify when the baton can be used, the legal justification for its use, and what to do afterward.

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Attorney for Fired Officer Charged in Death of George Floyd Files Motion to Dismiss Charges

The attorney said he will argue that the charges against Thao are not supported by probable cause. Prosecutors must prove that Thao knew former officer Derek Chauvin and others were going to commit a crime and “intended his presence or actions to further the commission of that crime,” the motion says.

George Floyd's Family Files Lawsuit Against Officers and Minneapolis

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s constitutional rights. It claims that the city “caused officers [to] act with impunity and without fear of retribution” and failed to properly train police.

Atlanta DA May Have Violated Law in Investigation of Officers

The grand jury had been suspended on March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And legal experts say Howard's grand jury subpoena with no grand jury in session could be an ethical or possibly criminal issue.

Virginia Senate Democrats Want to Downgrade Assaulting Officers from Felony to Misdemeanor

Under current law, anyone who is convicted of assaulting a law enforcement officer is guilty of a Class 6 felony and is subject to a mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months, according to Virginia code.

The Law and the LEOSA Carry Right

The Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act says that officers and retired officers can carry concealed in all areas of the United States. But it's not that simple.

Senate Democrats Torpedo GOP's Police Reform Bill

On one major point of dissension between the parties, the Republican bill leaves intact the “qualified immunity” standard that Democrats want to erode, to make it easier for law enforcement officials to be sued for misconduct.

Daigle Law Group to Hold Use-of-Force Summit in December

Issues covered include: use-of-force trends, de-escalation and incapacitation, developing scenario-based training, how video is being weaponized, crowd control and First Amendment protection, force reporting and force investigation, public perception of police and use of force, and police and media relations.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Cases Involving Qualified Immunity for Officers

The Supreme Court passed up at least seven cases Monday that would have allowed it to reconsider aspects of qualified immunity for police.

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Democrats in Congress Propose National Police Reform Bill, Bans Chokeholds and No-Knock Warrants

The bill, called the “Justice in Policing Act,” would ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants in drug cases, according to a House Democratic aide and a bill summary obtained by NBC News.