Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

GA: Protective sweep of a house after a street fight and stabbing outside and a brief standoff with a cut def was reasonable

A protective sweep of defendant’s house right after his arrest was reasonable. Officers responded to a 911 call about a street fight and a possible stabbing. A dying victim was found in the street, and another victim was in hysterics. … Continue reading

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WaPo: Oversight board finds many D.C. officers fail to properly use body cameras

WaPo: Oversight board finds many D.C. officers fail to properly use body cameras by Peter Hermann: More than a third of cases investigated by a D.C. police oversight board after complaints were made about officers’ conduct this past year involved … Continue reading

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KS suppression statute permits pretext arguments; remanded

Kansas’s suppression statute permits the defense to make a challenge based on a race-based stop, if he can prove it. The trial court didn’t apply this test, and neither did the court of appeals, so remanded for reconsideration. State v. … Continue reading

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NPR: WNYC: Predicting Crime and Enforcing Law Through Big Data

NPR: WNYC: Predicting Crime and Enforcing Law Through Big Data: Cutting-edge technology that uses big data is changing the face of law enforcement, and in ways many Americans don’t know about.

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