Supreme Court

Chief’s Counsel: U.S. Supreme Court Sneak Peek: Top 10 Law Enforcement Cases to Be Decided in the Court’s October 2019–2020 Term

Craig E. Ferrell Jr., Deputy Director/General Counsel (Ret.), Houston Police Department, and Assistant Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, Houston Baptist University The U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2018 through June 2019 term began with only eight of the nine justices …

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Terry Stop vs Arrest

Today, we will look at a recent 2019 case out of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. This case provides precedent for those of you in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee and looks at the facts that …

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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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