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Lights, Camera, Action: Entering the Age of Electronic Law Enforcement with the Use of Body-Worn Cameras

This article was originally published in the Journal of Local Government Law, a publication of Local Government Section of the Virginia State Bar. It is posted here with copyright permission. Rapid technological advancements are putting law enforcement agencies across the country in a difficult position. It is now easier than ever for citizens to record […]


Police Shooting of Unarmed Suspect Who Threatened with Fake Gun Deemed Reasonable

     Written by Michelle L. Warden and Cullen D. Seltzer Police Officers are often faced with unimaginable circumstances that most of society runs away from.  However, police officers took the oath to protect and serve, and to run towards that danger.  Sometimes, running towards that danger means that an officer will have to make a […]


An ICE Detainer is Merely a Request—Not a Requirement

Written by Jim Cornwell and Michelle Warden Law enforcement officers and agencies are often faced with deciding whether they are required to detain an otherwise releasable prisoner when there is a detainer on the prisoner from the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on file. The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney […]