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December 2016 Issue of the Informer1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Please find the December 2016 issue of The Informer. This monthly publication will keep you informed of the very latest developments in case law, statute and rules changes, and provide news and articles of interest and practical import for law enforcement officers and agents.12Informer16(download .pdf)
In the December 2016 Informer:Supreme Court PreviewLos Angeles County, CA v. Mendez: Whether the Ninth Circuit's provocation rule conflicts with Graham v. Connor when officers are sued for excessive use of force under 42 U.S.C. 1983.Case Summaries
United States Supreme CourtShaw v. United States: Whether 18 U.S.C. 1344(1), the bank fraud statute, covers schemes to deprive a bank of money in a customer's account.
Circuit Courts of Appeals4th Amendment (Search / Seizure / Detention / Arrest)7th Cir. (Thompson): Whether agents had reasonable suspicion to conduct a Terry stop and a Terry frisk of the defendant, whether the agents conducted a lawful sweep of the defendant's apartment, and the validity of the defendant's consent to search.7th Cir. (Patrick): Whether police officers who obtained a warrant which authorized them to locate the defendant using cell phone data were required to specifically inform the judge how they planned to execute the warrants. 8th Cir. (Craddock): Whether an officer lawfully removed a key fob from the defendant's pocket during a Terry frisk for weapons.8th Cir. (Merrell): Whether officers violated the Fourth Amendment when executing a search warrant that authorized them to photograph the defendant's hands.8th Cir. (Cook): Whether police officers seized the defendant for Fourth Amendment purposes when the officers approached the defendant's parked car, and the defendant voluntarily rolled down the car's window to speak to the officers.Miranda1st Cir. (Swan): Whether the defendant was in custody for Miranda purposes while being questioned by two officers at the police station.FLETC Informer Webinar Series 1. Protective Sweeps: Friday, January 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m. EST To join this webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/informer2. Terry Stops: Thursday, January 12, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ESTTo join this webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/informer 3. Federal Criminal Discovery for L. E. Officers: Tues. Jan. 24, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ESTTo join this webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/informer 4. Detentions Under the Summers Doctrine: Wed. February 1, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ESTTo join this webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/informer Bruce's Brownbag Webinar1. Wednesday January 4, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST)2. Wednesday January 11, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST)3. Wednesday January 25, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST)4. Wednesday February 1, 2017 - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST)To join Bruce's Brown Bag Webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/bbw FLETC Informer Rewind Wednesday1. Wednesday January 4, 2017 - 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. (EST)Law Enforcement Legal Refresher (from December 8, 2016 3 hours)2. Wednesday January 11, 2017 - 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (EST)Protective Sweeps (from January 6, 2017)3. Wednesday January 25, 2017 - 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (EST)Terry Stops (from January 12, 2017)4. Wednesday February 1 - 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (EST)Federal Criminal Discovery (from January 24, 2017)To join a Rewind Wednesday webinar: https://share.dhs.gov/informerTo participate in a FLETC Informer Webinar:1. Click on the link to access the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).2. If you have a HSIN account, enter with your login and password information.3. If you do not have a HSIN account click on the button next to "Enter as a Guest."4. Enter your name and click the "Enter" button.5. You will now be in the meeting room and will be able to participate in the webinar.6. Even though meeting rooms may be accessed before a webinar, there may be times when a meeting room is closed while an instructor is setting up the room.7. Training certificates will be provided at the conclusion of each webinar.Ken AndersonAttorney AdvisorOffice of Chief CounselLegal Training DivisionFederal Law Enforcement Training CenterGlynco, GA 31524912 267-3429
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