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Good Faith Exception to Exclusionary Rule Saves Conviction Based on Illegal Search

In United States v. Gomez, 16-181-cr (Parker, Wesley, and Droney), the Second Circuit found that the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated during a five-minute traffic stop because the police officers extended the...more

Illinois Police Officer Drug and Alcohol Tests Raise Constitutional Questions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Illinois expanded the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (PCRIA) to add special procedures for officers involved in incidents where their firearm is discharged causing injury or death to an individual. • New...more

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Forms New “Work-Related Sexual Violence Team”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In further demonstration of how law enforcement is being faced with new challenges in light of the recent attention paid to work-related sexual violence, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., just announced a new...more

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit holding that: (1) officers had probable cause to make arrests for unlawful entry and (2) even if the officers...more

The Supreme Court - January 23, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday: National Assn. of Mfrs. v. Department of Defense, No. 16-299: In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers...more

New York Governor Announces Drone Fleet for its State Police

Last week, Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced the launch of a new State Police Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) program, which will be used for law enforcement missions, including, but not limited to, disaster...more

FAA Releases Drone Identification and Tracking Report that the FAA Will Consider in Drafting its Final Rule on In-Flight Drone...

Law enforcement agencies want accountability when it comes to drone flights, especially when those flights are over people. Enabling a drone and its owner/operator to be quickly identified by law enforcement is necessary...more

How UK may be forced out of Europol

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Last week the UK government announced plans to launch a new national economic crime centre (NECC), which promises to tackle ‘the most serious cases of economic crime’. This is a grand promise. Originally published in The...more

New Procedures for Handling Juvenile Police Records for Illinois Municipalities

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Public Act 100-0285, recently signed into law, amends the Illinois Juvenile Court Act. The amendment prohibits law enforcement agencies from disclosing records involving minors who commit ordinance violations. • The...more

Fulfilling Pledge Made in May, Chairman Pai and FCC Approve New Blue Alerts, Similar to Amber Alerts, to Notify About Threats to...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the December Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), the Commissioners approved a Report and Order (“Order”) that adopts a new form of emergency alerting, Blue Alerts, which would serve to inform the...more

Senator Lesniak’s Bill That Would Transfer Law Enforcement Authority From NJSPCA’s To Professional Law Enforcement Officers And...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Senator Lesniak introduced S3558 to address deficiencies in the enforcement of New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws by state and county societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Several state reports had concluded that...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – November, 2017 #3

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: One of the kindergarten teachers in my school is a bit of a drama queen and, thus, I was not terribly surprised when she made a big deal out of an accident in her classroom. One of her students (a five...more

Law Enforcement Forced to Learn New Skills—Criminals Turn to Drones

We know by now that there is a good chance someone is out there spray painting his drone black and taping over the lights so that he can get away with flying his drone into a prison yard to delivery contraband. But drones are...more

New York’s Highest Court Narrowly Construes New York City Human Rights Law To Bar Disability Discrimination Claims Based on...

Last month, New York’s highest court took the unprecedented step of construing the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) more narrowly than its state and federal counterparts to bar plaintiffs’ city law disability...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – October, 2017 #3

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: I tried to get a police dog into my school on the morning of an overnight, out-of-state field trip so that the dog could sniff student luggage before putting the bags on the buses. I felt the need to do...more

Scrap Metal Theft: 2017 Arkansas Law Enforcement Summit

By: Walter G. Wright Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Download PDF The Arkansas Attorney General (“AAG”) held a 2017 Law Enforcement Summit (“Summit”) on...more

Newly Announced Chicago Health Care Fraud Unit Could Signal a Change in the Northern District of Illinois’s Health Care...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On July 18, 2017, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Joel R. Levin, announced the creation of a dedicated criminal Health Care Fraud Unit. The five prosecutor unit will operate within the Criminal...more

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Pregnancy Discrimination Act Claim

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

A recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit serves as a cautionary tale for employers quick to deny employees’ requests for accommodations after returning from maternity leave. The Pregnancy...more

Criminal justice: How best to stop economic crime

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Speaking at the 35th annual Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Robert Buckland QC MP, the Solicitor General for England and Wales, and David Green QC, Director of the SFO, addressed the question, “Preventing...more

Federal Judge Blocks President Trump’s Effort to Punish Sanctuary Cities

On Friday, United States District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber blocked the U.S. Department of Justice from refusing to provide federal grant money to localities that had enacted “sanctuary city” laws protecting immigrants...more

Woodward v. City of Tucson

Another great win the 9th Circuit on Friday, September 15, 2017, involving the use of deadly force and a right to privacy claim. The case involved the death of an individual who the police confronted in a “vacant”...more

In hospitals, angry guys with guns (even with badges) are a bad idea

Medicine and law enforcement can be a combustible combination, as a widely publicized incident in a Utah emergency room has reminded. The ugly incident has underscored the importance of hospitals keeping big, upset guys with...more

North Carolina Law Requires Nurses to Comply with Police Demand for Blood Draw

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The drawing of blood by healthcare providers for law enforcement purposes has been big news lately. In June, the North Carolina Supreme Court held in a case of first impression that North Carolina’s implied consent statute...more

Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law Blocked

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In a ruling that may help to diminish the fears of some undocumented individuals seeking aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. District Court Judge Orlando Garcia enjoined some key provisions of Texas’ anti-sanctuary...more

INTERPOL and child kidnapping cases- what are INTERPOL’s abilities and limitations?

by Estlund Law, P.A. on

A reader recently contacted Red Notice Law Journal to inquire about INTERPOL’s role in child kidnapping cases. This question is unfortunately more common than one might imagine, and is likely to become more so as we continue...more

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