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Providing police reports to the media

E-Newsletter Edition: August 1, 2008 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, J.D. Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION: The local university newspaper wants copies of all our police reports. Are [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:16:06-04:00August 1st, 2008|Legal questions|

Thermal Imaging

E-Newsletter Edition: June 5, 2008 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, J.D. Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION: Is there case law or other legal literature regarding the use of Thermal [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:12:33-04:00June 5th, 2008|Legal questions|

Strip searching confidential informants

E-Newsletter Edition: May 14, 2008 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton, J.D. Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION: What is the liability in strip searching confidential informants before and after conducting [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:25:24-04:00May 14th, 2008|Legal questions|

Off-Duty Carry for Corrections Officers

E-Newsletter Edition: May 7, 2008 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION: Can federal bureau of prison "correctional officers" carry concealed weapons off duty like law [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:24:30-04:00May 7th, 2008|Legal questions|

Photographs as evidence and chain of custody

E-Newsletter Edition: April 24, 2008 Response Provided By: Brian S. Batterton Always note that state law may be more restrictive on police power than the U.S. Constitution. QUESTION: Are original photographs considered documentary evidence? and should the "Chain of Custody" for these [...]

By |2018-07-10T12:23:42-04:00April 24th, 2008|Legal questions|
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