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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

25 Years after the LA Riots

On April 29, 1992, a not-guilty verdict for the four Los Angeles Police Department officers who had been charged with assault and the use of unreasonable and excessive force on Rodney King, sparked the LA Riots. Today, in an...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

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

Informing Illinois Newsletter - August 2016

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Is Your Police Department Ready for Body Cameras? - Police use of force has been heavily scrutinized for more than a year. In May 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it was providing $20 million in grants...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

California Reaffirms First Amendment Right to Record Police in Public

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As deputy U.S. marshals detained a group of people in Beatriz Paez’s neighborhood, the 34-year-old South Gate, Calif. resident began recording the incident. Video from another camera-wielding bystander rolls as a different...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

Utah Employment Law Letter - October 2013: EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT: How a police officer hanged himself with a bracelet

by Kirton McConkie PC on

Police officers have a tough job. They have to deal with people at their worst, and they always need to be wary of potential threats and dangers. Because of this stress and given the unique authority they possess, it’s...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taking Custody of Minor from School: Officers Entitled to Qualified Immunity from Claims of Unlawful Arrest...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that Sonora police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims alleging unlawful arrest and use of excessive force on an “out-of-control” juvenile. ...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Taser Excessive Force - Police Use Excessive Force by Firing Taser in Dart Mode at Passive Bystander

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that Washington state police used excessive force when firing a Taser in dart mode at a passive bystander. The sergeant and four officers had already tased an elderly...more

Waco grandfather sues city after police officer shoots him in the hand

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

A Waco man sued the city last week after a police officer shot him in the hand according to Hissey Kientz, LLP, the family's attorneys....more

January 25, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

by McNabb Associates, P.C. on

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

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