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Policing Social Media Policies

By Cullen D. Seltzer and Faith A. Alejandro   Police officers in Petersburg had a First Amendment right to post to Facebook their complaints about their police department.  A department policy limiting social media postings was unconstitutional.  So held the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit this week. Two Petersburg officers posted and […]


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 […]