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Searches

July 17th, 2017|2017|

Searches Pulling over a vehicle for a moving violation or suspicious activity can be complicated, especially if an officer determines a search needs to be initiated. The same is true when an officer stops a person on the street. There are many things an officer needs to remember while conducting a warrantless search, in [...]

Retirees’ Corner – Summer 2017

July 17th, 2017|2017|

Retirees’ Corner Amherst   John Robert Balog retired as a Detective on 6/7/2017 with 34 years of service.  John has been in the Detective Bureau for 10 years.  John had served as a school resource officer for several years too.  John “Popey” Balog has greatly contributed to the success of the Amherst Police Department.  [...]

Message from the Executive Director – Summer 2017

July 17th, 2017|2017|

Message from the Executive Director The assault and killing of Police Officers continues nationwide and unfortunately Ohio has recently been involved in bloodshed.  As many of you may know Chief of Police Steven Eric DiSario from the Kirkersville Police Department was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 12th.  OPBA members [...]

2017 Meeting Calendar

July 17th, 2017|2017|

2017 MEETING CALENDAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Meetings will be held on the following Thursdays:   September 7, 2017 November 2, 2017   Letters will be sent to directors and alternate directors confirming meeting location.  Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.     ………………………………………………………………………………………………………   GENERAL MEMBERSHIP Meetings will be held on the following Thursdays:   [...]

CREATIVE SETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR A NEW CONTRACT

July 17th, 2017|2017|

CREATIVE SETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR A NEW CONTRACT Max Rieker, Esq. May, 2017   Earlier this year my colleague Joe Hegedus thoroughly outlined Ohio’s statutory Factfinding and Conciliation process in this publication.  It is important for OPBA members to have a good understanding of this process because the OPBA utilizes Factfinding and Conciliation with a [...]

The Latest from the Ohio Supreme Court on Vindictiveness in Sentencing

July 17th, 2017|2017|

            The Latest from the Ohio Supreme Court on Vindictiveness in Sentencing By:  Mark Volcheck, Attorney             Everyone connected to law enforcement and the criminal justice system is well aware that most criminal defendants make plea agreements as opposed to going to trial.  Such pleas are generally made upon the prosecution dropping or reducing [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Provocation Rule”

July 17th, 2017|2017|

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects “Provocation Rule” By Daniel Leffler The Supreme Court in Graham v. Connor (1989), 490 U.S. 386, set forth the exclusive framework for analyzing whether the force used in making a seizure complies with the Fourth Amendment.  “Determining whether the force used to effect a particular seizure is ‘reasonable’” requires balancing [...]

CELL PHONE & PERSONAL COMPUTER DEVICE RECORDS — ARE THEY PRIVATE?

July 17th, 2017|2017|

CELL PHONE & PERSONAL COMPUTER DEVICE RECORDS— ARE THEY PRIVATE? By ANDREA ROCCO, Attorney With the integration of technology in the daily operations of law enforcement, there is a concern public employers will attempt to access cell phone and/or personal computer device (iPads, laptops) records.  Indeed, several municipalities have drafted policies attempting to access [...]