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BB&K Police Bulletin: Officers Named in Shootings

State Supreme Court Rules that Police Agencies Must Disclose Names of Officers Involved in Shootings Under the California Public Records Act - Overview: The California Supreme Court just ruled that the names of police...more

Scrutinizing A Law Enforcement Officer's Tactical Decisions Before Using Deadly Force

BB&K Attorney Tamara Bogosian Anaylzes Recent Court Decisions That Call for Monday Morning Quarterbacking - The U.S. Supreme Court made clear in the 1989 landmark ruling of Graham v. Connor that hindsight was not the...more

Independent Audit of Fresno Video Policing Unit Released

A recent Fresno Bee article discusses an independent audit by a retired federal judge on the City of Fresno’s video policing program. This kind of thorough audit benefits law enforcement and privacy advocates by focusing on...more

Short Wins - The Fair Trial, New Yorker, And Voting Link Edition

Before we get to the last week's wins in the federal circuits, three things: First, I think the most interesting opinion from the federal circuits in the last week is United States v. Murray from the Second Circuit. ...more

The Milwaukee Police Department Use-Of-Force Numbers More Than Double From Last Year

As noted on our website here, the City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) has a history of misreporting incidents on violent crime, previously classifying beatings and stabbings as “minor assaults.” Now, as the Milwaukee...more

New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving [Video]

In June of 2013, a New Jersey state senator introduced a bill that would authorize law enforcement officers to temporarily seize and search a motorist's cell phone after an accident to determine if the motorist was distracted...more

Silence Isn't Always Golden in Government Investigations: Bracing for The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decision in Salinas v...

On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion with important implications for anybody who wishes to remain silent when interviewed in connection with a criminal investigation whether they know it...more

The Fourth Circuit Holds That A Plea Based On Law Enforcement Fraud Is Invalid, Even If The Person Is Guilty

October 29, 2007 started bad for Cortez Fisher. He walked out of his house and the Baltimore police approached him (he lived in Baltimore). They asked to talk to him. He said no. He tried to drive away, but backed into...more

Milwaukee Police Department Adds New Procedures To Improve Crime Reporting And Reduce Racial Profiling

As previously reported on this Blog here, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed a history of under-reporting crimes within the Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”). Now, MPD Chief Ed Flynn announced a new...more

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