Return to LELP Home

News from the Courts

Search the Courts

Current Issue
Back Issues

More about ILCI

A compilation of
Legal and
Law Enforcement

Contact LELP at

630 858 6392

421 Ridgewood Ave
Suite 100
Glen Ellyn, IL

Vol. 36 No. 1 Jan / Feb 2007
Subscription information and order form | About LELR | Back Issues

Highlights of This Issue

United States Supreme Court Action

  • Supreme Court to Rule on High Speed Pursuits: bumping fleeing vehicle with police push bumper
  • Court Defers Decision on Whether Spectators' Actions in court could result in reversal of conviction; police practice pointer

Federal and State Decisions

  • Arrest, Search and Seizure Issues: approaching a car; emergency aid doctrine; search incident to arrest; suspicionless stops of cabs; "Hide-a-Key" boxes; center console of car; investigatory drug stop; good faith exception; mistake of law; traffic stop request for consent search; evidence in plain view; accompanying defendant into home
  • Interrogation Issues: custody; arrest-like restraint; strip search; prison setting; invoking right to remain silent; "not going to talk about nothing"; invoking right to counsel; request to call parents; effect of illegal arrest; public safety exception; mental retardation; low I.Q.; waiver; request for information about charges
  • Crimes, Evidence, Defense Issues: disorderly conduct; yelling at officer; obscuring a license plate; identification procedures; shoe impressions; expert witness qualifications; hearsay; dead victim's statements; entrapment; use of decoys in accomplice checks
  • Trial Procedure Issues Involving Police Witnesses: "one hundred percent"certain; rehabilitation of accomplice witness; victim's statement; identification of car; hollow-point bullets
  • Civil Liability/Personnel Law Issues: police pursuit; excessive force; police annual physicals; regulating police testimony; collective bargaining issues; Garrity immunity; pre-termination hearing; attorneys' fees; racial harassment; isolated racial slurs


United States Supreme Court
Arrest, Search and Seizure
Crimes; Evidence; Defenses
Trial Procedure
Civil Liability / Personnel Law
Renewal Form/Order Form/Internet Services


Subscription information and order form | About LELR

Copyright (c) 2007 by Law Enforcement Legal Publications