Category Archives: Legal

Preventing Your Officers from Becoming Stars of the Next Viral Video

Today, almost everyone has a smartphone with video-recording capabilities. These videos can be either live-streamed or immediately posted on social media outlets and go viral. Increasingly, law enforcement officers have become the focus of such videos, as public scrutiny of … Continue reading

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IACP Statement on Immigration Related Executive Orders

On January 27th, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” While recognizing that the measures outlined in the executive order were implemented so to enhance the security … Continue reading

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U.S. President Donald Trump Issues Immigration Related Executive Orders

Today, January 25th, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders (EO) related to federal immigration policy. IACP staff is still in the process of reviewing the full text of the executive orders and assessing their potential impact on … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Legal, National Security, Policy

Supreme Court Limits Law Enforcement’s Ability to Search Arrestee Cell Phones

In a 9-0 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from an individual who has been arrested. Significantly, the ruling, in the case of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Post Arrest DNA Collection-High Court sides with IACP Amicus Brief

Yesterday, in a case that has significant implications for the law enforcement community, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of post-arrest DNA testing.  Currently, twenty-eight states and the federal government have laws that provide for automatic DNA testing of … Continue reading

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