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New Police Procedures Laws for Illinois Municipalities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Public Act 99-352 into law on Aug. 12, 2015, amending several Illinois statutes concerning local police operations and procedures. The law takes effect on January 1, 2016. Several aspects of...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 Paezā€™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

Stacy Allen Speaks: Newsroom Victories During the 2015 Texas Legislative Session

by Jackson Walker on

Sometimes, killing a bad bill can be as important as enacting a good one. So it was for newsrooms during the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature. My partner Paul Watler and I were privileged to assist the Texas Association...more

Privacy and Fourth Amendment Issues Among Legal Concerns for Law Enforcement Use of Body-Worn Cameras

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

While there are many considerations for police departments interested in using body-worn cameras in the field, including policy issues and deployment procedures, there are some legal ā€” and somewhat controversial ā€” hurdles...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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