Top Case Law For Law Enforcement

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But everyone in law enforcement owes it to themselves and the community they serve to have a functional handle on the laws that most affect our work. Take some time to review these cases, discuss them in briefing, with your peers, and your trainees. Stay tuned for the next installment of “Top Ten Case Laws Every FTO Should Know.”

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Daniel Greene began his career as an Officer with the police department in 1996. In 1998 he was selected as a Field Training Officer and served his first tour of duty in the Field Training Unit till the year 2000. After two years as a detective, Daniel returned to the Field Training Unit and remained there until 2006.

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There are several freely-available options for tracking down electronic case law. Some of the most prominent of these are listed in this guide. After using these resources, if you have any questions, or would like to use a citator to update the cases you have found, feel free to visit the Law Library of Congress or your local public law library.

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Justia: Another free legal encyclopedia that, in addition helpful law information, also provides on point case law footnotes. Local attorney websites: Check attorney websites for contact information, the types of law services offered, and sometimes, free information pertaining to the law in their jurisdiction.

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1. view full case > > > Bailey’s husband, Robert Hamborg, was arrested for assaulting her. Hamborg returned the next day with Officer Twomey to gather some belongings. Because she was afraid of Hamborg, Bailey maneuvered away from Hamborg and behind Twomey. When she did, she brushed or touched Twomey’s back or belt. In response, Twomey immediately grabbed Bailey’s left wrist, pulled her around, and hit her hard in the chest, knocking her to the floor. Twomey arrested Bailey and transported her to jail, claiming in a probable-cause affidavit that Bailey grabbed for his gun. The district attorney’s office initiated criminal charges against Bailey but the jury acquitted her. Bailey filed suit against Twomey under § 1983 asserting three Fourth Amendment claims: excessive force, illegal detention, and malicious prosecution. The district court granted Twomey’s motion for summary judgment, and Bailey appealed. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed. As to the excessive force claim, the c

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Editor’s Note: At the 2009 IACP Conference in Denver last month, one of the sessions that drew a standing room only crowd was the annual report of key developments in criminal law from the United States Supreme Court. The following is PoliceOne Columnist Ken Wallentine’s take on the top cases of the 2008-2009 term (Arizona v. Gant, Arizona v.

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Cases and Codes. FindLaw's Cases and Codes section contains resources and links for both state and federal laws. This includes resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, cases and more. Run a search for case summaries or select a jurisdiction to browse applicable laws. For additional primary sources and articles on legal practice visit

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The sources of law are ranked as follows: first, constitutional; second, statutory; and third, case law. Although it is technically ranked the lowest, judicial review makes case law an extremely powerful source of law. The purpose of the US and state constitutions is to regulate government action. One purpose of statutory law is to regulate

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This is a special online-only supplement to the October 2019 Chief’s Counsel: “ U.S. Supreme Court Sneak Peak.”This provides for a look back at 15 U.S. Supreme Court Cases decided during the 2018–2019 term that hold relevance for

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Gant, 556 U.S. 332 (2009), was a United States Supreme Court decision holding that the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires law enforcement officers to demonstrate an actual and continuing threat to their safety posed by an arrestee, or a need to preserve evidence related to the crime of arrest from tampering by the

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1. Case Law Access Project (Harvard Law) Provides access to all U.S. official published case law from 1658 to June 2018.
2. FindLaw for Legal Professionals (Thompson Reuters) Includes case law, case summaries, statutes, legal search engine, legal news, RSS court updates, and practice information.
3. Government Publishing Office (Govinfo)Access to official Federal Government publications, including authenticated PDF documents.
4. Case Law Access Project (Harvard Law) Provides access to all U.S. official published case law from 1658 to June 2018.
5. FindLaw for Legal Professionals (Thompson Reuters) Includes case law, case summaries, statutes, legal search engine, legal news, RSS court updates, and practice information.
6. Government Publishing Office (Govinfo)Access to official Federal Government publications, including authenticated PDF documents.
7. Guide to Law Online (Law Library of Congress) Annotated Portal containing selected links to United States, Foreign, and International law resources, many offering primary, full-text legal materials.

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Free legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts. Includes RECAP, court documents downloaded from PACER. Developed by the Free Law Project, launched in 2016.

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Case Law, often used interchangeably with the term Common Law, refers to the precedents and authority set by previous court rulings, judicial decisions and administrative legal findings or rulings.This is one of the main categories of law, with constitutional law, statutory law and regulatory law. Although statutory laws, created by legislative bodies in concurrence with …

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Bloomberg Law offers comprehensive coverage, including news, expert analysis, and business intelligence to help you: Stay current on issues critical to the C-suite. Mitigate risk and ensure compliance. Bring more work in-house. Increase attorney productivity.

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The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has an interesting agenda on law enforcement topics for 2019. Some cases will assist law enforcement in their daily interactions with the community, and when conducting criminal investigations, others will cause controversy and could delay or hamper their efforts if decided the wrong way.

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Law enforcement investigations close cases and can prevent new crimes from occurring. Training in research-based investigative procedures and access to tools and resources can help law enforcement officers carry out successful investigations. NIJ research enhances the forensic aspects of investigations and supports the creation and maintenance of investigative …

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