"Undercover officers or confidential informants will not be recorded, unless requested by the undercover officer or their supervisor in the furtherance of an investigation."
"Officers should not record undercover officers or confidential informants, absent supervisor approval under limited circumstances."
"When knowingly in the ...
Do undercovers/plainclothes (ever?) wear bodycams?
Yes, but there are different reasons for doing so - it depends on the purpose for having a recording device, what its authorisation allows, and the role of the officer using it as there is are legal differences between a police officer who is:
in "plain clothes". Some officers, ...
Wearing bodycams is generally a decision made at a local department by department, or agency by agency basis, as a matter of policy, although there are five states that require them statewide (CA, CT, FL, NV and SC). About half of the states require agencies that use them to have written policies concerning their use but don't necessarily establish what ...
Police cannot enter private property subject to a number of exemptions:
they have a search warrant, or
when in close pursuit of someone the police believe has committed, or attempted to commit, a serious crime, or
to sort out a disturbance, or
if they hear cries for help or of distress, or
to enforce an arrest warrant, or
if invited in freely ...
In the US police officers may not lawfully enter a dwelling unless one of the following situations apply:
A resident consents to their entry;
The officer has a properly authorized warrant, based on probable cause;
One of the exceptions to the warren rule applies, particularly exigent circumstances This covers the case where officers actually ...
Do the police have the capacity to compel an arrestee to not make a phone call, either with or without taking physical possession of the phone?
Short Answer: At the time of arrest - yes
Does the arrestee have the right to inform a third party of the arrest prior to complying with such a compulsion?
Short Answer: No
There is a 15 foot easement from the middle of the street to your property that is owned by the city. If you did not have a sidewalk you would not be able to put a fence up within that 15 feet. My husband and I found that out when we put up a fence and then we had to move it back to the 15 foot property line. Actually the fence had to be approximately 4 to 5 ...