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Understanding Fourth Amendment Seizure

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

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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.

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.

Point of Law: When is an Officer-Involved Shooting a Seizure?

The Supreme Court recently ruled on a New Mexico case that established when a use of force constitutes a Fourth Amendment seizure.

Point of Law: Using Pole Cameras for Surveillance

Your ability to use cameras to monitor suspects in publicly visible areas without a warrant was recently upheld in the First Circuit.

Point of Law: Training is No Laughing Matter

Trying to inject humor into police training, especially use-of-force training, can be a terrible mistake.

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Point of Law: Excessive Force and Failure to Intervene

In Alston v. Swarbrick, Florida deputies faced potential claims of wrongful arrest, unreasonable use of OC spray, and "bystander liability."

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