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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.

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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.

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.

Know the Limits of Your First Amendment Rights

Law enforcement officers can be disciplined for speaking their minds. Here's a primer on how the First Amendment covers and doesn't cover you on the job.

Colorado Officer Will Not Face Charges in Killing of Armed Man

An officer with the Denver Police Department will not face criminal charges after he shot and killed a gang member who was wanted for armed robbery and who held multiple people at gunpoint during a vehicle pursuit in January.

SCOTUS Backs Police in Traffic Stops

The Supreme Court said in an 8-1 decision that unless there's reason to believe otherwise, it's common sense for an officer to think the car's owner will be driving.

Using Electronic Control Weapons

Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.

Louisiana Deputy Cleared in Fatal OIS at No-Knock Drug Raid

Prosecutors will not bring charges against a West Baton Rouge, LA, deputy who fatally shot a Port Allen man during a drug raid at a motel last summer.

MLK's Son Seeks to Stop Execution of Man Convicted of Murdering 3 LEOs

The son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., is asking the governor of Alabama to stop Thursday's execution of a man convicted in the 2004 killing of three police officers but who was not the trigger man.

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Wife of LAPD Officer Sues City After Contracting Typhus

The wife of a Los Angeles police officer is suing the city after both she and her husband contracted typhus, which she alleges resulted from his working at an unsafe building located in an area with a large homeless population.