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2 OK Officers Shot Serving Search Warrant

Two Chickasha, OK, police officers were shot while serving a search warrant at a home near East Country Club Road and U.S. 81 in Chickasha Sunday afternoon, and one officer was flown to the hospital. More Here.

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TN Supreme Court Considering "Good Faith" Admission of Illegally Obtained Evidence

The Tennessee Supreme Court is again signaling its intent to decide whether the state's courts should be more forgiving of police mistakes even if they violate the constitutional rights of its citizens.

Video: Police Release Footage of AZ SWAT Incident in Which Officer Shot, Suspect Killed

Arizona authorities have released footage of a Kingman, AZ, SWAT team serving a warrant on a local man for stolen firearm last Thursday. During the incident the suspect was killed and an officer was seriously wounded.

Video: Austin SWAT Officer Shot Executing Search Warrant

An Austin, TX, SWAT officer was shot while executing a search warrant at a home in North Austin early Thursday. Another SWAT team member exchanged fire with the 18-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police within minutes.

Austin SWAT Officer Shot Executing Search Warrant

An Austin, TX, SWAT officer was shot while executing a search warrant at a home in North Austin early Thursday. Another SWAT team member exchanged fire with the 18-year-old shooter, who surrendered to police within minutes. More Here.

Community Caretaking Searches

Few of the safeguards granted to individuals in the United States under the Bill of Rights are more vociferously defended than the Fourth Amendment guaranteeing protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This is especially the case where the entry of private residences is concerned.

Pennsylvania Detective Investigating Woman's Death Is Shot; Man Captured After Standoff

The case of a woman found dead Sunday in an east Allentown, PA, recycling bin took on a new level of mystery Tuesday night when a city detective investigating her shooting was himself shot.

Justice Department to Require Warrants for Some Cellphone Tracking

The Justice Department announced a policy Thursday that will require its law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to deploy cellphone-tracking devices in criminal investigations and inform judges when they plan to use them.

North Dakota OKs Less-Lethal Drones

It's legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to use unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones. Now House Bill 1328 explicitly states that they may be used to deploy non-lethal force and restricts how departments can use the unmanned aircraft to gather evidence.

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Facebook Loses Appeal on New York Search Warrants

A New York state appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Facebook had no legal standing to challenge search warrants on behalf of its customers.