New York Case Law That All Cops Need to Know  

Course Topics:

  • New York State-specific case law related to search and seizure
  • How to research case law and what is binding in your jurisdiction
  • Street encounters and De Bour
  • Car stops and the automobile exception
  • Payton issues regarding warrantless arrests in the home
  • Case law regarding canine sniffs in New York State
  • Trial prep and courtroom testimony to avoid adverse credibility findings
    Ken Rice

    Ken Rice

    Instructor

    Instructor Ken Rice is a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, as well as an admitted attorney assigned to his department’s Legal Bureau. In this role, he advises everyone from patrol officers to high-level executives on a wide-range of legal issues, including during rapidly unfolding situations such as large-scale demonstrations. He began his career in law enforcement in 2008 as a civilian attorney for the NYPD before going through the police academy and becoming a sworn police officer in 2012. Ken spent his time on patrol as a police officer and as a sergeant in the Midtown South Precinct, one of the busiest precincts in the world, and he has also worked in the Police Commissioner’s Office. Drawing on his nearly fifteen years of experience with the largest municipal law enforcement agency in the nation, he explains complicated legal issues in a manner that anyone can understand. Ken has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is a New York State-certified Division of Criminal Justice Services General Topics Instructor, and he has taught law enforcement officers on both the federal and state levels.

    Course Topics:

    • New York State-specific case law related to search and seizure
    • How to research case law and what is binding in your jurisdiction
    • Street encounters and De Bour
    • Car stops and the automobile exception
    • Payton issues regarding warrantless arrests in the home
    • Case law regarding canine sniffs in New York State
    • Trial prep and courtroom testimony to avoid adverse credibility findings

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