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Washington's new use of force laws changing training, …

Details: [RELATED: Washington’s new laws tie the hands of law enforcement officers] "I know that some cops are feeling a little beat up" following a year of anti-police protests, threats of defunding and exodus of officers, she said, followed by a string of new laws aimed at accountability and reform, and criminal charges filed against officers in the

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Maryland police reform laws begin

Details: The new laws mean that, for the first time, an independent unit will investigate incidents with police that involve the death of a civilian, under one of the new policing laws. Dana Mulhauser heads the Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General that will investigate all fatalities involving police officers.

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New Calif. laws raise minimum age for police work, expand

Details: Gavin Newsom signs more police accountability laws. Newsom also signed the following police accountability bills: — Assembly Bill 89: Previously, officers had to be at least 18 to get hired. This new law raises the hiring age to 21 and establishes certain higher education requirements for employment. — Assembly Bill 490: This legislation

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Package of Ill. laws target police officers' physical

Details: Aug 13, 2021. By Darren Iozia. Jacksonville Journal-Courier. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a package of legislation Thursday designed to strengthen protections of the physical and mental health of first responders. In addition to strengthening Scott's Law — which requires drivers to move over and slow down when emergency

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LAwS Communications

Details: LAwS Communications has been providing interactive media advice to law enforcement since 2005. LAwS Communications can help law enforcement organizations not only understand why an agency should take advantage of social media technologies, but also how to leverage these vast resources.

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Supreme Court rules on legality of threatening speech

Details: Those laws apply only to "true threats" that are not protected by the First Amendment under a doctrine established by the Supreme Court in 1969. The high court has said laws prohibiting threats must not infringe on constitutionally protected speech that includes "political hyperbole" or "vehement," ''caustic," or "unpleasantly sharp attacks

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Bill could loosen NM concealed-carry laws

Details: Bill could loosen NM concealed-carry laws. Adults with a permit can carry a concealed handgun in the state Capitol, but not on a bus or in a school By Milan Simonich Deming Headlight. SANTA FE — Adults with a permit can carry a concealed handgun in …

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Police codes: List of police 10 codes

Details: By Megan Wells, Police1 Contributor. Police 10 codes are a common form of communication for LEOs. And while some departments are beginning to favor plain English over 10 codes, it's still an important language to learn. Here is a fully comprehensive list of Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials 10 codes.Note: 10 codes can vary greatly from department to …

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Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement

Details: In the Gun Legislation & Law Enforcement section you’ll find news reports and expert articles about the bills proposed regarding gun laws and the most up-to date news on the legislation affecting gun owners and law enforcement. Sort By: All. Analysis & training. News.

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Ore. sheriff: I won't enforce new gun laws

Details: The letter says politicians are attempting to exploit the deaths of innocent victims in the Connecticut school shooting by supporting laws that would harm law-abiding Americans. Hensley told KTVZ he believes in the Second Amendment, and he says officials should consider other factors that may have a role in mass shootings, such as violent video

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State laws will expand concealed guns to public facilities

Details: The gun laws reflect divided public preferences, highlighted by a recent Pew survey that found people nearly evenly split on whether gun control or gun rights were more important. A voter-approved gun-control initiative prohibiting people from possessing ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets was to go into effect Saturday

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Should traffic enforcement be done by the police

Details: That means that law enforcement conduct in enforcing traffic laws is also highly regulated to protect the traveling public from unwarranted police intrusion. Drivers are protected both from other badly behaved drivers and from unlawful stops. To cease enforcement would cost dollars and lives.

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Sheriff Joe suspends immigration efforts

Details: Fewer states are seeking their own immigration laws, and proponents for Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration system have public opinion on their side. Peter Spiro, a Temple University law professor who specializes in immigration law, said the May 24 ruling marks a big blow for Arpaio and the movement for more local immigration enforcement.

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How police reform is impacting cops in Washington state

Details: The new laws also ban police from using "military gear" and weapons greater than .50 caliber — including shotguns that fire non-lethal rounds like beanbags. According to Cox, even the writers of the law said they did not intend to remove non-lethal weapons from use, but wrote the law in such a way so that there is no choice.

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Ohio legislation: Public release of police bodycam videos

Details: Updating laws to reflect new technology. Compared to other states, this new legislation makes Ohio somewhat of a trailblazer in confronting public access to police body camera footage. Many states simply defer to their existing and unchanged public records laws, which have not been updated to reflect the modern technology of body cameras.

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Federal court rules against Yakama tribe in police

Details: On the Yakama Nation, the mix of law enforcement authorities and laws mean an emergency call from one property is the responsibility of the sheriff or local police, while another nearby is handled by tribal police or federal authorities, depending on the seriousness of the crime and whether the victim and suspect are Native American.

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Calif. gun laws, criminal justice reform taking effect

Details: The laws ease criminal sentences, tighten gun restrictions and address gender discrimination and sexual harassment. The laws ease criminal sentences, tighten gun restrictions and address gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Witness first-hand how to your job can be improved with use of drones in the December 8 webinar

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Case Law Changes Influencing Police Use Of TASERs P1

Details: The law regarding police use of force is constantly evolving, as the courts receive new challenges and rule on them, adding new layers to the case law. This presents a challenge for LE agencies and officers to stay abreast of the latest directives from the courts and incorporate those rulings into use-of-force policies and training.

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9 things to prepare for when encountering sovereign citizens

Details: Sovereign citizens fancy themselves outside of the laws of the land and don’t recognize the legitimacy of the U.S. government. They have their own interpretation of the law (one that grants them some strikingly odd “rights”) and present a very real danger during any interaction with law enforcement.

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New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Details: These laws "deepen divisions between law enforcement and communities with no tangible benefit to law enforcement," said Sonia Gill Hernandez at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. When Missouri passed its bill this month, the legal organization lambasted it as "an overt display of political posturing" over the Brown case.

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Sheriffs refuse to enforce laws on gun control

Details: John Cooke is among the Colorado sheriffs who are resisting enforcement of new state gun laws. (AP Photo) Colorado’s package of gun laws, enacted this year after mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., has been hailed as a victory by advocates of gun control.

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Despite protests, 'stand your ground' laws unlikely to be

Details: At least 22 states have laws similar to that in Florida, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. At least 22 states have laws similar to that in Florida, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Download our free in-car video systems eBook

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What does it mean for police to use the least amount of force

Details: ESSHB 1310, Section 3, (2)(b), effective July 25, 2021, Chapter 324, Laws of 2021. About the author. Deputy Chief Kyle Sumpter has 30 years of law enforcement service. He was a patrol officer, FTO, training coordinator, major crimes detective, firearms instructor, SWAT officer and team commander, and graduated from the FBINA session 237. Kyle

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15 use-of-force cases every cop needs to know

Details: Here are 15 use-of-force cases that every department and elected official must know, understand, use, and preach. The following are just the names and a quick one-line explanation. Do your homework with a thorough examination of each. 1. Graham v. Connor — This is the essential use of force rubric in the country. 2.

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California's strict gun laws failed to stop mass shooting

Details: The gun-control advocacy group rates California's gun laws No. 1 in the nation; the state ranks 42nd in its rate of gun deaths. Louisiana's gun laws were ranked 50th and it is No. 2 in deaths, according to the group's 2014 rankings. Gun laws vary dramatically state-to-state, even city-to-city.

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US Commission on Civil Rights to review 'stand your ground

Details: The commission plans to gather data from states with stand-your-ground laws and interview prosecutors and police, Yaki said. At least 21 states have a variation of the law. On Tuesday, a task force convened by Florida's governor will hold its first …

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'Slap in the face': Minn. LE leaders say prosecution

Details: Chisago County Sheriff Brandon Thyen said his county will continue to enforce traffic laws and prosecute felonies that arise out of those stops. "The 'don't enforce' or 'will not prosecute the current laws' leads the public to believe law enforcement is being shelved," Thyen said. "That message, I believe, causes fear in the general public.

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Colo. ‘red flag’ law shows some success, but inconsistent use

Details: [READ: The dangers posed by red flag laws] The law is having success in some areas of the state, but its application is inconsistent, according to a review by The Gazette of Colorado’s red flag gun cases. The review found that most of the extreme risk protection orders granted by judges came from cases initiated by police.

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What is 'clearly established law' in the context of civil

Details: The U.S. Supreme Court has been steadily sharpening the focus on what is considered “clearly established law.”. Justice White wrote in Malley v. Briggs, 465 U.S. 335, 341 (1986),” [A]s the qualified immunity defense has evolved, it provides ample protection to all but the plainly incompetent or those who knowingly violate the law.”. The

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Should police be allowed to seize guns from the mentally ill

Details: As of February 2019, more than a dozen states have laws on the books that allow local law enforcement to seize firearms from people diagnosed as mentally ill. In this podcast episode, Jim and Doug discuss the constitutionality of such laws, and what they might mean in the larger context of the gun-control debate.

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Sheriffs under fire over gun control

Details: He countered viewpoints about sheriffs' hesitancy to help enforce federal laws. Local law officers have a duty to contact federal authorities when they find violations of federal laws, Mullen said. His department, he added, works "hand in hand" with the …

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Calif. sheriff criticizes state laws for hindering LODD

Details: The indictments came as Sheriff John D’Agostini and other law enforcement leaders severely criticized California’s sanctuary state laws for hindering their investigation. D’Agostini also singled out Gov. Gavin Newsom for failing to attend Ishmael’s funeral Tuesday. “He had an important meeting with PG&E,” the sheriff said.

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Police Gun Control Survey: Are legally-armed citizens the

Details: Apr 8, 2013. Police1 has scored a major scoop in police journalism by conducting a survey of more than 15,000 law enforcers regarding their thoughts on gun control in America. These men and women — most of whom actually work the street — …

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What a 'working chief' needs to know about overtime

Details: Apr 12, 2016. Being a “working chief” of police frequently means doing everything a chief is supposed to do and everything a patrol officer is supposed to do, so the jurisdiction doesn’t have to hire an officer. And oh, by the way – you don’t get paid overtime. Overtime can be a major area of concern for the working chief.

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Crest Hill Police Department

Details: Police1 is revolutionizing the way the law enforcement community finds relevant news, identifies important training information, interacts online and researches product purchases and manufacturers.It's the most comprehensive and trusted online destination for law enforcement agencies and police departments worldwide.

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Police militarization and the challenge for the courts

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Should marijuana legalization change police hiring policies

Details: With the seemingly constant relaxation of marijuana laws, agencies across the nation have had to change how they police. With that, our recruiting and hiring mindsets and criteria may need updating too. I wasn’t surprised by the results of the Police1 and LSU “Policing in …

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NM Senate committee passes 'red flag' gun bill

Details: Similar laws have been enacted in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Although the laws differ, many states enacted them in response to mass shootings, such as the February 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead. Red flag laws have survived court challenges in some states, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

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