• DOJ Seeks Feedback on Smart Gun Technology Proposal

    DOJ Seeks Feedback on Smart Gun Technology Proposal

    The Department of Justice's research, development and evaluation arm, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), seeks public feedback on a draft document they created to define the baseline specifications for new smart guns to be used by law enforcement officers.

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First Circuit: No Privacy Interest in Mail Sent to Others at Defendant’s Personal Addresses

First Circuit: No Privacy Interest in Mail Sent to Others at Defendant’s Personal Addresses

Yesterday, the First Circuit denied a defendant’s privacy interest in mail addressed to his “personal addresses” that responded to fraudulent invoices the defendant sent to various trade associations.

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Sixth Circuit: A Car Registration Alone Is Not Enough for Warrant to Search Residence

Sixth Circuit: A Car Registration Alone Is Not Enough for Warrant to Search Residence

Last week, the Sixth Circuit found that a warrant to search an individual’s home could not be based on criminal activity linked to a car registered at that address.

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 Supreme Court: States May Impose Criminal Penalties for Refusal of Breath Tests, but Not Refusal of Blood Tests

Supreme Court: States May Impose Criminal Penalties for Refusal of Breath Tests, but Not Refusal of Blood Tests

In a decision authored by Justice Alito last week, the Supreme Court found that laws imposing criminal penalties for refusal to take a breath test do not violate the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable searches, but that criminal penalties for refusal to take a blood test do.

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Evidence Obtained Via Unlawful Stop Attenuated by Pre-Existing Arrest Warrant

Evidence Obtained Via Unlawful Stop Attenuated by Pre-Existing Arrest Warrant

Evidence seized during an unconstitutional stop may be used against a defendant where law enforcement discovers an outstanding, valid arrest warrant for the stopped individual, the U.S. Supreme Court held this week.

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National Law Enforcement Museum Receives Rare Artifact

National Law Enforcement Museum Receives Rare Artifact

Last month, the National Law Enforcement Museum received a fascinating artifact from a law enforcement survivor whose grandfather was added to the Memorial wall in 2015.

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MSPB Clarifies Lack of Candor Charges

MSPB Clarifies Lack of Candor Charges

A Veterans Affairs police officer was charged with lack of candor, among other charges and specifications, and although the Board sustained the employee’s removal, it reversed the charge of Lack of Candor, clarifying the law in the process.

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The Eighth Circuit: No Privacy Interest in the Magnetic Strip on Credit, Debit, and Gift Cards

The Eighth Circuit: No Privacy Interest in the Magnetic Strip on Credit, Debit, and Gift Cards

The Eighth Circuit recently held that a defendant lacks a privacy interest in the information contained in the magnetic strip on credit, debit, or gift cards.

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This Week on FEDtalk: A Focus on Federal Law Enforcement

This Week on FEDtalk: A Focus on Federal Law Enforcement

Tune in this week to get the scoop on the upcoming Women in Federal Law Enforcement training in Reston, VA, plus the latest updates from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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Free Webinar: How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

Free Webinar: How Much Life Insurance Do I Need?

What do you want to happen for your family, the people you love, the people you're responsible for if you don't make it home tonight?

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Second Circuit: No Fourth Amendment Resolution in Ganias

Second Circuit: No Fourth Amendment Resolution in Ganias

In October 2015, we informed you the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had granted en banc review of Fourth Amendment issues in United States v. Ganias, regarding whether the government may retain computer evidence obtained outside the scope of an original, probable-cause search warrant and prosecute people for crimes based on that evidence.

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This Week on FEDtalk

This Week on FEDtalk: A Focus on Federal Law Enforcement

Tune in this week to get the scoop on the upcoming Women in Federal Law Enforcement training in Reston, VA, plus the latest updates from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.

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Chaffetz Seeks to Cut Law Enforcement from USFS, BLM

Recently, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced H.R. 4751 - Law Enforcement for Local Lands Act of 2016.

 

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