Government and Administrative

Supreme Court Rejects Community Caretaking Doctrine to Authorize Warrantless Search of Home to Seize Firearms

The 21st Century law enforcement officer serves a variety of public service functions, only some...

Government and Administrative

It’s No Joke: First DCA Upholds Statutory Fines Against Individual Officials for Violations of Florida Firearms Preemption

The Florida Legislature has clearly staked out its role in legislating firearms regulations.  It remains...

Government and Administrative

On-Duty Law Enforcement Officers are Entitled to Invoke Marsy’s Law Victim Confidentiality

Marsy’s Law was approved by Florida voters in the 2018 general election and amended Article...

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Government and Administrative

A Seizure by Any Other Name: US Supreme Court Affirms Centuries Old Rule Regarding the Use of Force and the Seizure of Criminal Suspects

In a divided opinion, the United States Supreme Court recently corrected the Tenth Circuit’s divergence...

Government and Administrative

Qualified Immunity: The Commonly Misunderstood Defense and Opponents’ Efforts to Expose Law Enforcement Officers to Financial Ruin

Recent unrest has thrust the doctrine of qualified immunity into the spotlight.  Many of those...

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Government and Administrative

Florida Governor’s Executive Order 20-91: Florida is Closed, Violators are Subject to Custodial Arrest

The rapid spread of novel coronavirus (COVID 19) throughout Florida has created unprecedented challenges for...

Government and Administrative

Florida Supreme Court Resolves Conflict, Extends Stand Your Ground’ Immunity to LEOs

Originally published by on January 19, 2019, David Marsey discusses Florida’s statutory immunity from criminal...

Government and Administrative

The People Have Spoken: Marsy’s Law and its Impact on Law Enforcement Agencies

Published in Florida Police Chief’s Association, Green Alert, December 28, 2018 Marsy’s Law was approved...

Government and Administrative

Back to the Basics: Cost Effective Strategies for the Reduction of Law Enforcement Liability

Originally published in The Florida Police Chief Magazine, April 18, 2018 Law enforcement risk management...

Government and Administrative

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act: Fundamental Changes to Florida's Gun Laws

Originally published in The Florida Police Chief Magazine, March 12, 2018 The Parkland school shooting has...