michigan association of chiefs of police http://michiganradio.org en Little fallout expected from landmark ruling on cell phones and police in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/little-fallout-expected-landmark-ruling-cell-phones-and-police-michigan <p>Michigan police officers and defense attorneys don’t expect much to change in the state after a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in a privacy case.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/26/325760330/supreme-court-rules-police-need-warrants-for-most-cellphone-searches">The nation’s highest court ruled</a> that police need a warrant to search a criminal suspect’s mobile phone.</p><p></p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:54:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 18191 at http://michiganradio.org Little fallout expected from landmark ruling on cell phones and police in Michigan ACLU says Michigan law enforcement agencies need a uniform policy on the use of tasers http://michiganradio.org/post/aclu-says-michigan-law-enforcement-agencies-need-uniform-policy-use-tasers <p>The American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about how Michigan police officers and sheriff’s deputies use tasers.</p><p></p><p>Tasers have become an important tool for law enforcement agencies across Michigan. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The devices are used to incapacitate individuals with a high voltage electric shock.</p><p></p><p>But the ACLU says there is not a uniform policy among Michigan law enforcement agencies for when to use a taser.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:18:58 +0000 Steve Carmody 11357 at http://michiganradio.org ACLU says Michigan law enforcement agencies need a uniform policy on the use of tasers