Section Newsletter Articles on Law Enforcement
Fitness-For-Duty exams upheld
Labor and Employment Law
, February 2011
As the recent cases of Brownfield v. City of Yakima, Washington and Wisbey v. City of Lincoln, Nebraska demonstrate, it may be easier to justify such exams in law enforcement-related occupations.
Supreme Court broadens law enforcement investigatory powers
Local Government Law
, March 2009
In an historical decision rendered on January 26, 2009, the United States Supreme Court in Arizona v. Johnson, unanimously upheld the authority of the police to “stop and frisk” a passenger detained pursuant to a valid traffic stop, when the officer reasonably suspects that the person is armed and dangerous but does not suspect criminal activity.