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Lieutenant Randy Brandt Receives July 2016 Officer of the Month Award

Lieutenant Randy Brandt Receives July 2016 Officer of the Month Award

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Lieutenant Randy Brandt, of the San Leandro (CA) Police Department (SLPD), as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for July 2016.

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Tenth Circuit: Officers Violated a § 1983 Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment Rights

Tenth Circuit: Officers Violated a § 1983 Plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment Rights

Officers violated a § 1983 plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights when they relied on his Colorado state residency as justification for continuing a traffic stop and searching his vehicle for drugs, the Tenth Circuit held this week.

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Third Party Doctrine Applies to the I.P. Address of a Home Computer

Third Party Doctrine Applies to the I.P. Address of a Home Computer

This week, the Seventh Circuit determined that the third party doctrine, set forth in United States v. Miller, 425 U.S. 435 (1976), and Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735 (1979), applies to a computer user’s I.P. address.

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History’s Blotter: Ben Franklin on How to Improve the Nightwatch

History’s Blotter: Ben Franklin on How to Improve the Nightwatch

In 1788, Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, businessman, and founding father, was in his eighties and looking back on his long life.

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Exigency for Warrantless Cell Phone Pinging Created by Threat to Officers

Exigency for Warrantless Cell Phone Pinging Created by Threat to Officers

Warrantless pinging of defendant’s cell phone was reasonable where government proved good faith belief immediate apprehension was necessary after defendant was dangerous and linked to a body of person the government had approached to be an informant, says Second Circuit.

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Fifth Circuit: Search Based on Dog Sniff of a Garage “Close Enough” for the Good Faith

Fifth Circuit: Search Based on Dog Sniff of a Garage “Close Enough” for the Good Faith

Last week, the Fifth Circuit determined that the good faith exception applied to prevent the suppression of evidence obtained after officers used a canine to sniff the perimeter of a garage. The court found unpublished and inconclusive case law sufficient to demonstrate that a dog sniff of a garage is “close enough to the line of validity.”

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This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

With the EEOC Executive Leadership Training only a few months away, keynote speaker and internationally-recognized workplace expert, Jones Loflin, guests on FEDtalk to discuss professional development at the senior level.

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FLEOA’s Legislative Mission

FLEOA’s Legislative Mission

FLEOA’s strong legislative voice once again prevailed with the passing of H.R. 2137 – the Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015.

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A Costly Decision for Federal LEOs

A Costly Decision for Federal LEOs

Rush to judgment; furious public outcry; snap conclusions; war on cops; mob justice -  buzz words to news correspondents, unbelievably frightening scenarios for law enforcement officers.

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Second Circuit: Avoiding a Checkpoint Is Not Itself Sufficient to Find Reasonable Suspicion but Can Be When Paired with Other Factors

Second Circuit: Avoiding a Checkpoint Is Not Itself Sufficient to Find Reasonable Suspicion but Can Be When Paired with Other Factors

The Second Circuit recently found that while the avoidance of a checkpoint may be considered when determining whether law enforcement had reasonable suspicion, it cannot itself establish reasonable suspicion.

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This Week on FEDtalk: Professional Development for Senior Leaders

With the EEOC Executive Leadership Training only a few months away, keynote speaker and internationally-recognized workplace expert, Jones Loflin, guests on FEDtalk to discuss professional development at the senior level.

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