For our Professional Subscribers – Please find links to Bob Phillips’ latest update on “Constitutionally Protected Expressive Activity and the First Amendment – Who Ya Going to Call“ (7/22). This is a companion article to his recent update on "Confiscating Video Evidence and the first Amendment Rights" (07/22). Also, find his most recent research and analysis covering “Shooting the Messenger - First Amendment Freedom of Speech and the Public Employee” (7/22). As always, please log into our website and click on above links to view, print or save a PDF of any of our material.
These articles cover important situations which you could encounter in the scope of your duties and offer guidance on how to “legally proceed”:
- A person uses a cell phone to record criminal activity or your activity in the field and this recording is potential evidence in a case.
- You respond to a merchant complaint of demonstrators, protestors, solicitors, pamphlet distributors, etc. outside her business and the merchant wants you to intervene
- When a public agency seeks to restrict their employee’s Facebook or other social media postings contending such content impacts the efficient operation of their agency.
For over thirty years, Mr. Phillips’ historical research and legal writing has provided peace officers with the most practical, field-specific and updated information to fulfill their legal, moral and ethical responsibility to protect the rights afforded to citizens by the United States Constitution.
During the first half of 2022, our faculty published 55 Case Law Updates, Bulletins, Editorials along with a comprehensive “New and Amended Statute Law Update - 2022”, “The Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure Update” – 22nd Edition (18 chapters),“Miranda and the Law – The Fifth Amendment Update” (13 chapters) on our website.
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