New study on shooting accuracy. How does your agency stack up?

The newest study of police shooting accuracy in deadly force encounters reflects the experience of just one municipal department. But to whatever extent the findings can be generalized, the picture is indeed a disturbing one. Researchers analyzed 149 real-life OISs recorded over a 15-year period by Dallas (TX) PD. In nearly half of these encounters, […]

FBI Announces the Official Launch of the National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI is pleased to announce the official launch of the National Use-of-Force Data Collection will take place on January 1, 2019. The National Use-of-Force Data Collection, the first of its kind, is an addition to the national data collections in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Law enforcement officers across the country face […]

‘Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: A new shortcut for iPhones can automatically record the police

From Business Insider: There’s a big new feature for iPhone experts this year: It’s an app called Shortcuts, and with a little bit of logic and know-how, you can stitch together several apps and create a script that can be activated by pressing a button or using Siri. A big new feature for iPhones this […]

What’s Trending for November 2018

Daigle Law Group keeps you up-to-date with the latest news, publications and industry trends you need to know about. Articles 4 things LE should do on social media during an active shooter incident Nothing Good Happens After Midnight – Bonivert v. City of Clarkston Justice Department Releases Memorandum on Litigation Guidelines for Civil Consent Decrees […]

Justice Department Releases Memorandum on Litigation Guidelines for Civil Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements

From The New York Times: Sessions, in Last-Minute Act, Sharply Limits Use of Consent Decrees to Curb Police Abuses Jeff Sessions, fired as attorney general, has expressed skepticism about Obama-era efforts to improve relations between the police and their communities, saying the pacts vilify law enforcement. Justice Department Releases Memorandum on Litigation Guidelines for Civil […]

Cyberstalking – Two Federal Cases Illustrate the Consequences of Sextortion

Children and young adults seem particularly susceptible to sextortion—when a victim is threatened with the release of private and sensitive information unless sexual favors, nude photos, or other demands are met. But two unrelated cyberstalking crimes committed months apart and hundreds of miles away from each other serve as a reminder of the dangers of […]

Weekly Legal Update: Who Said It’s Not All In The Words?

Reports can seem like a tedious and time-consuming part of policing that you try to push off as long as possible, but sometimes report review and documentation can make all the difference. In a recent Federal District Court case, U.S. v Ortiz Cruz¹, Officer Luis Granado realized that correct reporting and review could have saved […]