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1. New PERF publication: The Police Response to Active Shooter Incidents (Mar. 2014).


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2. New NIJ publication: Body-Worn Cameras for Criminal Justice: Market Survey (Mar. 2014).


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3. New AELE Monthly Law Journal article: Civil Liability for the Use of Pepper Spray and Chemical Agents. Part 2 addresses OC in correctional settings, contains a list of policy suggestions (for police and corrections), and also has links to resource and reference materials.


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4. The May 2014 issues of AELE’s three periodicals have been uploaded.


The current issues, back issues since 2000, case digests since 1975, and a search engine are FREE. Everyone is welcome to read, print or download AELE publications without charge. The main menu is at:


*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on domestic violence, ECWs (dart mode), failure to disclose evidence, false arrest, firearms related, First Amendment, and search & seizure.


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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on duty to bargain, firearms (restrictions on wearing), FLSA 7k exemption, handicap accommodation, marital status discrimination, security clearances, race discrimination, sex discrimination and sexual harassment.


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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on medical care, PLRA (injunctive relief), assault by inmates, prisoner death/injury, restraints, suicide and religion.


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5. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at two other free websites.


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