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Officer Pepper Sprays Handcuffed Woman
12/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Fourth Circuit Grants Immunity to Officers Who Shoot Unarmed Man
12/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Private Health Care Contractors May Also Be Liable for a Civil Rights Violation
12/'16 - 2 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Coerced Victim Statements, Probable Cause, and Civil Liability
12/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Discusses False Arrest and Municipal Liability
11/'16 - 5 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Reasonableness of Entry as Force when there is a Use of Flash bangs as part of Entry
11/'16 - 4 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Fifth Circuit Holds Exigent Circumstances May Justify Traffic Stop
11/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Third Circuit Discusses Deadly Force and De-Escalation on the Mentally Ill
11/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Holds Home Entry Unreasonable
11/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Use of Restraint Chairs
10/'16 - 4 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Discusses Probable Cause and the First Amendment
10/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Sixth Circuit Discusses Handcuffing and Excessive Force
10/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Seventh Circuit Upholds Use of Subpoena for IP Address Info
10/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Decides Limitations on TASER Use
10/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Discusses Search Incident to Arrest for Civil "Arrest Warrants”
9/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Defines Authority of Bail Bondsman
9/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

US Supreme Court: US Supreme Court Finds Child’s Statements to Teachers May Sometimes be Used Against Abuser Even Though Child is Unavailable for Cross-Examination
9/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

US Supreme Court: US Supreme Court Finds That Evidence Seized During Unconstitutional Stop May Not Be Excluded
9/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

Ninth Circuit Upholds Inventory Search of Vehicle Airbox
9/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Holds Implied Consent Not Applicable When Suspect Unconscious
9/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Holds Drunk Driver Too Intoxicated to Consent to Breath Test
8/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Sixth Circuit Holds Shooting of Mentally Ill Person Legal
8/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eight Circuit Holds Home Entry Reasonable
8/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Tenth Circuit Holds Animals are Property Protected by Fourth Amendment
8/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Supreme Court Holds Peace Officers Have No Authority to Make Traffic Arrests Outside Jurisdiction
7/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Upholds Probation Search Based on Fourth Amendment Waiver
7/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Fourth Circuit Holds Officers Acted Reasonably in Shooting Man in Stand-Off Armed with a Shoe
7/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

US Supreme Court: United States Supreme Court Distinguishes Breath Test from Blood Test under Implied Consent Statutes that Criminalize a Refusal-Warrantless Blood Test Violates Fourth Amendment
6/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

Fifth Circuit Examines Whether Tax Appraisers Violated the Fourth Amendment
6/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Fourth Circuit Holds No Reasonable Expectation in Cell-Site Location Information
6/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Fourth Circuit Explains Reasonable Suspicion to Detain Motorist During Traffic Stop
6/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Holds Officer Acted Reasonably in Shooting Man During Domestic Stand-By
5/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Upholds Consent for Blood Draw Based on Implied Consent
5/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Search of Luggage After Canine Alerts on Bus
5/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

US Court of Appeals Distinguishes Use of Force (TASER™) on Persons of Diminished Capacity
5/'16 - 1 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Court Upholds Warrantless Pre-Trial Intervention Search
4/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Finds Reasonable Suspicion When Suspect Fled
4/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Court Holds Knock and Talk Valid Despite No Trespassing Signs
4/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Georgia Court Upholds Seizure of Property Abandoned in Foot Chase
4/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Court Upholds Stop of Non-Resident in Apartment Complex
3/'16 - 5 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Court Upholds Use of Body Camera by CI in Suspect's Residence
3/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

US Supreme Court: US Supreme Court Finds That Electronic Control Weapons Are Protected Under the Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms
3/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

Mail Policy in Jails
3/'16 - 3 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Tips From Known But New Informant and Reasonable Suspicion
3/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eighth Circuit Upholds Warrantless Search of Automobile
3/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

The Fourteenth Amendment and Abuse of Students
2/'16 - 6 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Eleventh Circuit Holds No Violation When Guard Read Mail to Attorney
2/'16 - 5 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Jail Staff Not Deliberately Indifferent to Pre-Trial Detainee Medical Needs©
2/'16 - 4 Jack Ryan, Attorney

Sixth Circuit Upholds Search Warrant of Cell Phone
2/'16 - 3 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Post-TASER™ Confession: Is a Waiver Knowing and Voluntary?
2/'16 - 2 Jack Ryan, Attorney

8 Tips for Writing Biased-Based Policing Reports
2/'16 - 1 Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.

Seventh Circuit Upholds Admin Search of Convenience Store Based on Cigarette Ordinance
1/'16 - 4 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Research on Interpersonal Cues Predicting Physical Assaults in Response to Domestic Violence Calls
1/'16 - 3 Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D.

US Court of Appeals: United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Decides Limitations on TASER Use and Announces Use of Force Analysis When Dealing with Persons of Diminished Capacity
1/'16 - Jack Ryan, Attorney

Tenth Circuit Upholds Immunity for Officer in False Arrest and First Amendment Claim at Airport
1/'16 - 2 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

Sixth Circuit Grants Immunity for Social Worker in Abuse Investigation
1/'16 - 1 Brian S. Batterton, Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
       
 


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