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Friendly Neighborhood Police or Commando Cops?
Friendly Neighborhood Police or Commando Cops?

For years, the federal government has had a policy in place that allows for law enforcement agencies to receive surplus military equipment including armored vehicles, body armor, and other military surplus hardware. The use and history of this program is covered extensively ...

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Blog posts in August, 2014

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend from Keffer Barnhart LLP

    As one of the last long weekends of the summer arrives, Labor Day weekend represents one of the higher enforcement weekends of the year. While we ...

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  • Scott Barnhart named Treasurer of Indiana Bar Foundation

    Scott Barnhart was recently named treasurer of the Indiana Bar Foundation. The Indiana Bar Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to ...

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  • How the Police Insure Against Your Rights

    It comes as no surprise that, from time to time, law enforcement agencies violate individuals' rights and civil liberties. Beit being found liable for ...

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  • The Police Approach You: Is It Time to Talk or Time to Walk?

    When do you have to talk to police and when can you walk away? That question was recently addressed by the Indiana Supreme Court in Gaddie v. State , ...

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  • When Can a Police Officer Ask Me to Take a Portable Breath Test?

    We've all seen them. The handheld breath machines which are known as Portable Breath Tests, or PBT's. A PBT is nothing more than a quick, on-scene ...

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  • Modification of Sentences under the New Indiana Criminal Code

    Until recently, the Indiana Criminal Code has been largely the same for the last thirty years. However, as times and law enforcement practice evolve, ...

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  • What Are the New Penalty Ranges under the New Indiana Criminal Code?

    Until recently, the Indiana Criminal Code has been largely the same for the last thirty years. However, as times and law enforcement practice evolve, ...

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