Use of SWAT teams in situations involving non- criminal subjects suffering from mental illness – is there a middle ground?

Over the last several NTOA publications the Legal Counsel section has fielded several articles dealing with mental health issues and the legal use of force when dealing with non- criminal subjects suffering some type of mental health episode. The purpose …

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LEOSA Retired Police Officers

Use of Force Checklist

Supervisors should utilize this document to review an officer’s Use of Force Report Form and to assist the supervisor when preparing a complete narrative following an investigation into the force used. View Use of Force Checklist

United States Supreme Court

US Supreme Court holds statute of limitations for evidence fabrication claims start when criminal proceedings end

In McDonough v. Smith1, the Supreme Court considered when the statute of limitations begins to run on a constitutional claim that a state official used fabricated evidence to initiate and continue a criminal prosecution. The issue here is whether the …

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