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Police Brutality

Dear Littler: Can We Discipline An Employee Who "Took a Knee" During the Anthem?

by Littler on

Dear Littler: I work for a prominent company in a small city here in the Hoosier State, and we are very involved in our local community. We sponsor a corporate softball team, and last night one of our team members “took a...more

When Law Enforcement and Community Meet

The divide between law enforcement and the African-American community is a hot topic, but what happens when the two meet? In her Daily Journal article “When law enforcement and community meet,” Partner Angela Powell discusses...more

Cops, Cameras & The Cloud: Axon’s Offer of Free Body Cameras to U.S. Police Departments

Earlier this month, Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, announced that it will offer a one year free trial of its body cameras and cloud storage to every police department in the United States. While controversy about...more

Are Police-Worn Body Cameras A Mandatory Subject Of Bargaining?

Whether justified or not, the recent spate of high-profile police shooting cases throughout the United States has brought national attention to the issue of whether law enforcement officers should be using body cameras while...more

Pennsylvania Legislature Seeks to Limit Access to Police Video Recordings

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The bill establishes a more restrictive process for obtaining video than the courts have provided for under the Right to Know Law. The Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill on October 19 that would prohibit police body...more

Body-Worn Cameras, the Prosecutor, and the Question of Public Access

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

BB&K attorney Gary Schons examines police body cameras from a variety of angles for the California District Attorneys Association’s Prosecutor’s Brief. The use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officials and what...more

Employer investigations

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The case concerned four police officers' claims against the Metropolitan Police Commissioner (the Commissioner) (their quasi-employer) for the way the Commissioner handled a claim by a suspected terrorist alleging police...more

A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson

by Mimesis Law on

August 26, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Scott talks about how the police response to the Mike Brown protests in Ferguson, Missouri spells big trouble for the rest of America....more

California Supreme Court Holds Names of Officers in Police Shootings Should Be Disclosed

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The California Supreme Court has held that the names of police officers involved in shootings generally must be disclosed under state public records law, rejecting arguments by police unions and municipalities that the names...more

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

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

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

BB&K Police Bulletin: Public Records - Pitchess Motion Not Required to Disclose Officers Named in Independent Report

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: A California appellate court recently upheld the release of two reports disclosing the names of UC Davis police officers who were videotaped pepper spraying nonviolent, seated protestors at close range. ...more

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