View On Demand (Recorded March 15, 2024)

Police officers and deputies work in complex and ever-changing environments. The complexity of those environments can be further complicated by the law and the different court systems that can vary in its application. The New York Court of Appeals interprets the law under the New York Constitution much differently than the Supreme Court of the United States, and other federal courts, interpret the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Oftentimes, general interdiction training does not emphasize this difference, which can lead to not only confusion by officers but also to inappropriate actions being taken.

Join Lexipol as attorney and retired Chief of Police Mike Ranalli discusses the legal aspects of traffic stops, focusing specifically on the laws in New York State.  

You’ll learn:  

  • Key rules pertaining to traffic stops that N.Y. officers need to know.

  • The difference between issues of law and issues of fact and how the courts will analyze each.

  • How to appropriately apply case law as guidance for future actions.

  • Key policy considerations to ensure your agency is providing correct guidance to your personnel.

Presented by:

Chief (Ret.) Mike Ranalli
Program Manager, Lexipol


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