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Law
3:54 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Little fallout expected from landmark ruling on cell phones and police in Michigan

The nation’s highest court ruled that police need a warrant to search a criminal suspect’s mobile phone.

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.

The nation’s highest court ruled that police need a warrant to search a criminal suspect’s mobile phone.

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Law
4:18 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

ACLU says Michigan law enforcement agencies need a uniform policy on the use of tasers

A handheld stun gun which discharges high-voltages to penetrate clothing, followed by low-voltages to cause Neuromuscular Incapacitation.
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The American Civil Liberties Union is raising questions about how Michigan police officers and sheriff’s deputies use tasers.

Tasers have become an important tool for law enforcement agencies across Michigan.    The devices are used to incapacitate individuals with a high voltage electric shock.

But the ACLU says there is not a uniform policy among Michigan law enforcement agencies for when to use a taser.

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