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Law Enforcement Digests

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The Law Enforcement Digest is prepared by Ms. Shelley Williams of the Washington State Attorney General's Office as a service to criminal justice practitioners. Each month Ms. Williams select court cases she feels that are significant to the law enforcement community.


Law Enforcement Digest Issues (LED) 2009-Current:

All LEDs are posted as soon as they become available. The LED is available for download only.  The WSCJTC does not print or mail these documents.

2016: January | February | March | April | May |
2015: January | February | March | April | May | June | JulyAugust | September | October | November | Nov PPT | December

2014: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

2013: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly|  AugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

2012: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

2011: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
2010: JanuaryFebruary|  MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember

2009: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember


Archived LEDs (1992-2008) are available.

LED Subject Matter Index & Legislative Updates.
All Subject Matter Indexes and Legislative Updates are posted as soon as they are available.  Please note that files older than 1992 are not available.

2015 Subject Matter Index (rev. 3/2016)

2014 Legislative Update 
2013 Legislative Update
2014 Subject Matter Index 
2013 - 2009 Subject Matter Index
2008 - 2004 Subject Matter Index
2003 - 1999 Subject Matter Index
1998 - 1994 Subject Matter Index  
1993 - 1989 Case Index
1993 - 1989 Subject Matter Index


Special Topics

Law Enforcement Legal Update Outline: Cases on  arrest, search, seizure, and other topical areas of interest to law enforcement officers; plus a chronology of independent grounds rulings under Article I, Section 7 of the Washington Constitution. 
By John R. Wasberg (Retired Senior Counsel, Office of the Washington State Attorney General)

This article will be updated at least once each year. It was last updated effective July 1, 2016.


"Initiation of Contact" Rules Under The Fifth Amendment

By John R. Wasberg (Retired Senior Counsel, Office of the Washington State Attorney General)

This article will be updated at least once each year. It was last updated effective July 1, 2016.

Eyewitness Identification Procedures: Legal And Practical Aspects
By John R. Wasberg (Retired Senior Counsel, Office of the Washington State Attorney General)

This article will be updated at least once each year.  It was last updated July 1, 2016.


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