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News & Events

  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    CPOA Case Summaries – November 2021

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – NOVEMBER 2021 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW/POLICE CONDUCT   A. Plaintiff raising his …

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    Region VI - CP21 - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2022

    $0 - Free to Members

    Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict (CP21) Created by Long Beach Police Sergeant Jason Lehman and facilitated …

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    California Statute Prohibiting Possession of Large-Capacity Magazines is a Reasonable Fit for the Important Government Interest of Reducing Gun Violence

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Duncan v. Bonta,[1] the en banc Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that …

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    Leadership Primer for Commanders - Dublin

    LOCATION: Dublin, CA
    DATE: 03/16/2022 - 03/17/2022

    Now, more than ever, law enforcement needs leaders who can motivate, inspire, and influence others to improve their organizations’ performance …

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  • Dec 16, 2021
    News

    A Plaintiff Failed to Plausibly Allege That an Officer Violated a Detainee's Constitutional Right to Adequate Medical Treatment

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In J. K. J. v. City of San Diego,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of …

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    Public Records Act - Bakersfield - FULL

    LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA
    DATE: 03/10/2022 - 03/11/2022

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Statutory Change Broadening Requirement to Release of Peace Officer Records

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq On September 30, 2021, Senate Bill 16 (“SB 16”) was signed and chaptered into …

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    Public Records Act - Folsom- FULL

    LOCATION: Folsom, CA
    DATE: 02/23/2022 - 02/24/2022

    Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include: …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    A Police Chief was not Entitled to Qualified Immunity when an Officer Asserted that she had been Retaliated Against For Filing Sex-Discrimination Lawsuit

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In the case of Ballou v. McElvain,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed …

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    Region X- Community Policing in the 21st Century - Pasadena

    LOCATION: Pasadena, CA
    DATE: 02/01/2022

    Free

    Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict (CP21) Created by Long Beach Police Sergeant Jason Lehman and facilitated …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    California Assembly Bill 32 Impedes Federal Immigration Policy

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In October 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in GEO Grp., Inc. v. …

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    LEADS

    LOCATION: Live Webinar
    DATE: 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022

    LEADS is CPOA’s monthly, 30-60 minute, online conversation series on topics most pressing to the profession. Since 2020, we have …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Supreme Court Concludes that Police Officers did not Violate any Clearly Established Law and were thus Entitled to Qualified Immunity

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In October 2021, the United States Supreme Court, in its per curiam decision City …

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    Region VI - Community Policing in the 21st Century (CP21/WYSM) - Ontario

    LOCATION: Ontario, CA
    DATE: 02/21/2022

    $0 – Members
    $50 – Non-Members

    An engaging course providing officers with effective, real-life tools and strategic communication techniques to enhance officer safety and improve interactions …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Supreme Court Reverses Ninth Circuit's Decision to Deny Officer Qualified Immunity

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In the case Rivas-Villegas v. Cortesluna,[1] the United States Supreme Court reversed the Ninth …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Recording

    LOCATION: Virtual
    DATE: 12/02/2021 - 02/28/2022

    The Legislature was certainly busy in 2021! This course informs you of changes in statutory law enacted in the current …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    Because of Plaintiff Necessarily Admitted to the Lawfulness of an Officer's Actions in his Guilty Plea, his Excessive Force Claim was Barred

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In Sanders v. City of Pittsburg,[1] the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the …

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    ICLD Leadership Courses

    LOCATION: Online Course
    DATE: 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2022

    The Credible Leadership Series of courses is delivered on-line, can dramatically reduce training costs, is interactive, self-paced and intended to …

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  • Nov 12, 2021
    News

    After Passage of Proposition 64, Possession of Cannabis in Prison Remains a Violation of Penal Code Section 4573.6

    Provided by James R. Touchstone Esq In People v. Raybon,[1] the California Supreme Court concluded that possession of cannabis in …

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