Principles of the Law,

Policing

This project aims to tackle some of the hardest questions, where courts, legislatures, and police are most in need of guidance. This project will include principles on Search and Seizure, Police Encounters, Use of Force, Evidence Gathering, and Police Questioning, among others.
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Portions of several Chapters have been drafted. Membership has approved Chapters on Use of Force, Police Encounters, Eyewitness Identification, and Police Questioning.

For an in-depth description of this project, please visit the Policing page of the The ALI Adviser.

Project Video
Project Reporter Barry Friedman discusses the project in this short video:

Reporter
Barry Friedman New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Associate Reporters
Brandon L. Garrett Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
Rachel A. Harmon University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Tracey L. Meares Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Maria Ponomarenko University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis, MN
Christopher Slobogin Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
Project Fellow
Christy E. Lopez Georgetown Law Center
Washington, DC
Advisers
Art Acevedo City of Houston Police Department
Houston, TX
Hassan Aden The Aden Group
Alexandria, VA
Scott Bales Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at Univ. of Denver
Denver, CO
Kevin Bankston New America
Washington, DC
Michael Bosworth MacAndrews & Forbes
New York, NY
Richard F. Boulware, II U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
Michael R. Bromwich The Bromwich Group
Washington, DC
Brian Buchner National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
Tucson, AZ
David Cole American Civil Liberties Union
New York, NY
Gregg Costa U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Houston, TX
Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar Supreme Court of California
San Francisco, CA
Michael A. Davis Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Brandon del Pozo Burlington Police Department
Burlington, VT
Adrian Diaz Seattle Police Department
Seattle, WA
James M. Doyle Bassil Klovee and Budreau
Boston, MA
Zachary T. Fardon United State's Attorney's Office Northern District of Illinois
Chicago, IL
Andrew G. Ferguson University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
Washington, DC
Kenneth C. Frazier Merck & Co., Inc.
Kenilworth, NJ
George Gascon San Francisco District Attorney's Office
San Francisco, CA
Mitchell S. Goldberg U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Vanita Gupta The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
Washington, DC
Robert C. Haas Cambridge Police (formerly)
Dover, MA
William C. Hubbard Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Columbia, SC
Sherrilyn Ifill NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc
New York, NY
Craig Iscoe Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Adalberto J. Jordan U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Miami, FL
Nola Joyce Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia, PA
Orin S. Kerr University of University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Miriam A. Krinsky Fair and Just Prosecution
Los Angeles, CA
David Kris Culper Partners LLC
Mercer Island, WA
Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
New York, NY
Cynthia Lum George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
John G. Malcolm The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC
Anne M. Milgram New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Sylvia M. Moir Tempe Police Department
Tempe, AZ
Alexandra Natapoff University of California, Irvine School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Clark M. Neily CATO Institute
Washington, DC
Brittany Packnett Campaign Zero
Florissant, MO
Samantha Pailca Microsoft, Corp.
Redmond, WA
Sue Rahr Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Seattle, WA
Charles H. Ramsey Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia, PA
Henry R. Reeve Office of the District Attorney Eighteenth Judicial District
Centennial, CO
Norman L. Reimer National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington, DC
Gary L. Sasso Carlton Fields P.A.
Tampa, FL
S. Andrew Schaffer New York University Law School
New York, NY
Joanna C. Schwartz University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Darpana Sheth Institute for Justice
Arlington, VA
Samuel Sinyangwe Campaign Zero
New York, NY
Stephen Wm. Smith Stanford Law School, Center for Internet and Society
Palo Alto, CA
Sean Smoot Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association
Springfield, IL
Christopher Soghoian Office of Senator Ron Wyden
Washington, DC
Darrel Stephens Major Cities Chiefs Police Association
Charlotte, NC
Geoffrey R. Stone University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
Seth Stoughton University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, SC
Frank Sullivan, Jr. Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
J. Scott Thomson Camden County Police Department
Camden, NJ
Nina Vinik The Joyce Foundation, Gun Violence Prevention Program
Chicago, IL
Samuel Walker University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE
Robert Wasserman Policy Partners
West Tisbury, MA
Andrew Weissmann New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Harlan Yu Upturn, Inc.
Washington, DC
Robert Alan Zauzmer U.S. Attorney's Office
Philadelphia, PA
Liaison
Jim Burch Police Foundation
Washington, DC
Members Consultative Group
Raheemah F. Abdulaleem Executive Office of the President
Washington, DC
Ronald J. Allen Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Chicago, IL
James M. Anderson RAND Corporation
Pittsburgh, PA
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Donald B. Ayer Jones Day
Washington, DC
Miriam H. Baer Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Nannette A. Baker U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Saint Louis, MO
Susan A. Bandes DePaul University College of Law
Chicago, IL
William W. Barrett Williams Barrett & Wilkowski, LLP
Greenwood, IN
Debra Lyn Bassett Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
Stephanos Bibas U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
Ronald G. Blum Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
New York, NY
Andrew S. Boutros Dechert LLP
Chicago, IL
Steven M. Bradford HNI Corporation
Muscatine, IA
Peter Bray U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
David M. Brodsky Brodsky ADR LLC
New York, NY
Jean-Jacques Cabou Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Elena A. Cappella Philadelphia, PA, USA
Catherine L. Carpenter Southwestern Law School
Los Angeles, CA
W. Tucker Carrington The University of Mississippi School of Law
University, MS
Nicole B. Casarez University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX
Jennifer Chacón University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Henry L. Chambers, Jr. University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law
Richmond, VA
Steven L. Chanenson Villanova University School of Law
Villanova, PA
Gabriel J. Chin University of California, Davis School of Law
Davis, CA
Colm F. Connolly U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
Wilmington, DE
Beverly Winslow Cutler Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District
Palmer, AK
Kelly Dermody Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein
San Francisco, CA
Bernice Bouie Donald U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Memphis, TN
Michael R. Dreeben Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, DC
Joshua Dressler Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
Columbus, OH
Kristi K. DuBose U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Mobile, AL
Ronald Eisenberg Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
Philadelphia, PA
Ilana H. Eisenstein DLA Piper US LLP
Philadelphia, PA
J. William Elwin, Jr. Chicago, IL
Anne S. Emanuel Georgia State University College of Law (Retired)
Atlanta, GA
Anthony C. Epstein Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Katie R. Eyer Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Mary Fan University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
Daniel M. Filler Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Gerald M. Finkel Finkel Law Firm LLC
Charleston, SC
Matthew L.M. Fletcher Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Mary Anne Franks University of Miami School of Law
Miami, FL
Eric M. Freedman Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, NY
Paul L. Friedman U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Daniel C. Girard Girard Sharp LLP
San Francisco, CA
Dorothy J. Glancy Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA
Christopher S. Gontarz Lynch & Pine
Newport, RI
Hervé Gouraige Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Newark, NJ
David C. Gray University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
I. Michael Greenberger University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Linda Sheryl Greene University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
Charles E. Griffin Butler Snow LLP
Ridgeland, MS
Lisa Kern Griffin Duke University School of Law
Durham, NC
John J. Grogan Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Aya Gruber University of Colorado Law School
Boulder, CO
John O. Haley Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
Ronald J. Hedges Dentons US LLP
New York, NY
Ronald K. Henry Arnold & Porter
Washington, DC
Edwin E. Huddleson Washington, DC
Herman N. Johnson, Jr. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
Huntsville, AL
Richard Gibbs Johnson Richard G. Johnson Co., L.P.A.
Cleveland, OH
Peter A. Joy Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis, MO
Joshua Karsh Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Orin S. Kerr University of University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, CA
Cecelia M. Klingele University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Joseph P. Klock, Jr. Rasco Klock
Coral Gables, FL
Michael J. Kramer Noble Circuit Court
Albion, IN
Cheryl A. Krause U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
Erin C. Lagesen Oregon Court of Appeals
Salem, OR
Peter F. Langrock Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP
Middlebury, VT
William J. Leahy NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Albany, NY
Peter E. Leckman Langer, Grogan & Diver P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Bill Lann Lee Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center
Berkeley, CA
Cynthia K. Lee George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Andrew D. Leipold University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
Benjamin Lerner Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
Philadelphia, PA
Wayne A. Logan Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
Margaret Colgate Love Law Office of Margaret Love
Washington, DC
Erik Luna Arizona State University College of Law
Phoenix, AZ
C. Scott Maravilla U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Washington, DC
Paul Marcus College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Williamsburg, VA
David Charles Mason Missouri Circuit Court, 22nd Judicial Circuit
Saint Louis, MO
Mary Massaron Plunkett Cooney, P.C.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Alfred D. Mathewson University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, NM
James R. Maxeiner University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Jason Mazzone University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL
David McCord Drake University Law School
Des Moines, IA
Michael H. McGinley Dechert LLP
Philadelphia, PA
James C. McKay, Jr. Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Theodore A. McKee U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
Philadelphia, PA
Joseph McLaughlin Sidley Austin LLP
New York, NY
Benjamin C. McMurray Utah Federal Defender Office
Salt Lake City, UT
Marjorie A. Meyers Federal Public Defender's Office, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Natasha Minsker Minsker Consulting
Sacramento, CA
S. David Mitchell University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
Columbia, MO
Jennifer L. Mnookin University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Paul Mogin Williams & Connolly LLP
Washington, DC
Paul W. Mollica Outten & Golden LLP
Chicago, IL
Kimberly J. Mueller U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Sacramento, CA
Richard L. Neumeier Morrison Mahoney LLP
Boston, MA
Michael M. O'Hear Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI
Jan P. Patterson Baylor Law School
Waco, TX
David E. Patton Federal Defenders of New York
New York, NY
Brian J. Paul Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Indianapolis, IN
Mary Margaret Penrose Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Lucian T. Pera Adams & Reese LLP
Memphis, TN
Kristina Pickering Supreme Court of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV
W. Michel Pierson Maryland Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Baltimore, MD
Ellen S. Podgor Stetson University College of Law
Gulfport, FL
Edward M. Posner Philadelphia, PA
Gerald S. Reamey St. Mary's University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
Noelle M. Reed Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Houston, TX
Judith Resnik Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
L. Song Richardson University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Sarah E. Ricks Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
Alice Ristroph Brooklyn Law School
Brooklyn, NY
Ira P. Robbins American University, Washington College of Law
Washington, DC
James L. Robertson Wise Carter Child & Caraway, P.A.
Jackson, MS
Jack M. Sabatino Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division
Trenton, NJ
Janet L. Sanders Massachusetts Superior Court
Boston, MA
Jon M. Sands District of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Lynn Hecht Schafran Legal Momentum
New York, NY
Richard Henry Seamon University of Idaho College of Law
Moscow, ID
Matthew R. Segal American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc.
Boston, MA
Morris Silberman Florida Second District Court of Appeal
Tampa, FL
Kami Chavis Simmons Wake Forest University School of Law
Winston Salem, NC
Kenneth W. Simons University of California, Irvine School of Law
Irvine, CA
Wenona T. Singel Office of the Governor, State of Michigan
Lansing, MI
David Alan Sklansky Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Virginia E. Sloan Washington, DC, USA
Jonathan M. Smith U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division
Washington, DC
David A. Sonenshein Temple University Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
Arthur B. Spitzer American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Amy J. St. Eve U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Chicago, IL
Jeffrey W. Stempel University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
H. Mark Stichel Astrachan Gunst Thomas, P.C.
Baltimore, MD
Elizabeth S. Stong U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York
Brooklyn, NY
Dean A. Strang StrangBradley, LLC
Madison, WI
Guy Miller Struve Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
New York, NY
Jeannie Suk Gersen Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA
Frank Sullivan, Jr. Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
John S. Summers Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Philadelphia, PA
Mary Ellen Tabor Iowa Court of Appeals
Des Moines, IA
Jerome T. Tao Nevada Court of Appeals
Las Vegas, NV
Michael Vitiello University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA
Bill Wagner Wagner McLaughlin, P.A.
Tampa, FL
Sarah N. Welling University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY
Robin E. Wosje The Justice Management Institute
Arlington, VA