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News & Events

  • Nov 16, 2019
    News

    9th CIRCUIT AFFIRMS ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST DOJ’s USE OF NOTICE AND ACCESS CONDITIONS REGARDING BYRNE JAG GRANT FUNDING

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On October 31, 2019 in the case of City of Los Angeles v. Barr,[1] …

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    Pre-Escalation & Tactical Training for Women

    LOCATION: Citrus Heights, CA
    DATE: 02/20/2020 - 02/21/2020

    CPOA & Citrus Heights Police Department is proud to present this training to you. Pre-Escalation ™ is an Artemis Law …

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  • Nov 13, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – OCTOBER 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A. District Court declines to recognize a per se rule that automatically …

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    Pitchess Motion Update - Irvine

    LOCATION: Irvine, CA
    DATE: 02/06/2020

    This course will update you on handling a Pitchess Motion, both procedurally and substantively, from the time a motion is …

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  • Oct 15, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – SEPTEMBER 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Information a year old is not considered stale where child pornography is …

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    Peace Officer's Bill of Rights - Vacaville

    LOCATION: Vacaville, CA
    DATE: 01/07/2020

    Whether you are the subject of an IA investigation or conducting the questioning, it is important to fully understand the …

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  • Sep 13, 2019
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    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – AUGUST 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW People v. Ray’s finding of community caretaking exception in absence of exigency …

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    Use of Force Liability/ Litigation-Susanville

    LOCATION: Susanville, CA
    DATE: 12/04/2019 - 12/05/2019

    The Legal Implications of Use of Force reviews recent court cases covering use of force, utilizes video to fully understand …

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  • Sep 3, 2019
    News

    THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY UPHELD THE DISCLOSURE OF “BRADY TIP LISTS” TO THE PROSECUTION

    Courtesy of Gregory P. Palmer, Esq. and James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 26, 2019 the California Supreme Court, unanimously, …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Redding

    LOCATION: Redding, CA
    DATE: 12/19/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Sep 3, 2019
    News

    CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSEMBLY BILL 392 INTO LAW, MANDATING STANDARD FOR USE OF DEADLY FORCE

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. On August 19, 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 392 into law. Of note, …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Seaside

    LOCATION: Seaside, CA
    DATE: 12/11/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 26, 2019
    News

    CPOA CASE SUMMARIES – JULY 2019

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Electronic search probation condition imposed upon defendant who committed identity theft crime …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Grass Valley

    LOCATION: Grass Valley, CA
    DATE: 12/16/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 26, 2019
    News

    PEOPLE V. RAY’S FINDING OF COMMUNITY CARETAKING EXCEPTION IN ABSENCE OF EXIGENCY IS DISAPPROVED

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In People v. Ovieda,[1] the California Supreme Court held that the community caretaking exception …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Ukiah

    LOCATION: Ukiah, CA
    DATE: 12/17/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 8, 2019
    News

    WHEN OFFICERS HAVE REASON TO SUSPECT THAT A CRIME IS BEING PERPETRATED, OR THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN INJURED, A WARRANTLESS ENTRY DOES NOT VIOLATE THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In the July 2019 case of People v. Rubio,[1] the California First District Court …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Visalia

    LOCATION: Visalia, CA
    DATE: 12/12/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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  • Aug 8, 2019
    News

    WARRANTLESS SEIZURE OF FIREARMS DID NOT VIOLATE FOURTH AMENDMENT OR SECOND AMENDMENT

    Courtesy of James R. Touchstone, Esq. In July 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Rodriguez v. City of …

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    Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact - Woodland

    LOCATION: Woodland, CA
    DATE: 12/18/2019

    How will 2020 legislation impact what you do everyday?  Capitol to Communities: Legislative Impact informs you of changes in statutory …

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