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The Court’s decision on cell phone searches: 3 things cops need to know

In FYI, Technology by rapsheet

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that with the exception of some emergency circumstances, police must obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a cell phone seized from someone who has been arrested The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the search incident to arrest of an arrestee’s cell phone is not permissible without a warrant — except in …

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ABC’s of FPD&R

In FPDR, FYI by rapsheet

There are many FPDR rules to remember when you sustain a service-connected injury or illness.  Additionally, there are steps that you can take to make your FPDR claim process operate more smoothly.  Please review the following important points:   You have 30 days from the date of your injury to file a claim.  This is a strict rule.  Completing an …

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A Guide to Internal Affairs Statements

In FYI, President's Message by rapsheet

For the past twelve years, I have been involved in representing officers in providing statements to Internal Affairs.  So, I’d like to provide a guide for officers who are requested to give statements as either the suspect officer or witness in Internal Investigations. When you are first notified by an investigator that they are requesting a statement, you receive an …