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 is currently divided into seven parts, each containing various Chapters on police principles. The parts are: Overarching Principles of Policing; Principles of Search and Seizure; Use of Force; Technology; Databases; Principles of Evidence Gathering; Remedies and Accountability.
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Portions of the seven Parts of the project have been drafted. Chapter 5 (Use of Force) was approved at the 2017 Annual Meeting. 

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 University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Rachel A. Harmon University of Virginia School of Law
Charlottesville, VA
Tracey L. Meares Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Christopher Slobogin Vanderbilt University Law School
Nashville, TN
Project Fellow
Maria Ponomarenko New York University School of Law
New York, NY
Advisers
Art Acevedo City of Houston Police Department
Houston, TX
Jeff Adachi San Francisco Public Defender
San Francisco, CA
Hassan Aden The Aden Group
Alexandria, VA
James Baker International Association of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA
Scott Bales Supreme Court of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
Kevin Bankston New America
Washington, DC
Michael R. Bromwich The Bromwich Group
Washington, DC
Brian Buchner National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement
Tucson, AZ
Colm F. Connolly Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Wilmington, DE
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
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
Nola Joyce Philadelphia Police Department
Philadelphia, PA
Orin S. Kerr George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Miriam A. Krinsky Fair and Just Prosecution
Los Angeles, CA
Christy Lopez Georgetown Law Center
Washington, DC
Cynthia Lum George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
John G. Malcolm The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC
Anne 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
Darpana Sheth Institute for Justice
Arlington, VA
Stephen Wm. Smith United States District & Bankruptcy Courts Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Sean Smoot Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association
Springfield, IL
Christopher Soghoian American Civil Liberties Union
Washington, DC
Darrel Stephens Major Cities Chiefs Police Association
Charlotte, NC
Geoffrey R. Stone University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, IL
J. Scott Thomson Camden Police
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 U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC
Liaison
Jim Bueermann Police Foundation
Washington, DC
Jim Burch Police Foundation
Washington, DC
Members Consultative Group
Ronald J. Allen Northwestern University School of Law
Chicago, IL
José F. Anderson University of Baltimore School of Law
Baltimore, MD
Donald B. Ayer Jones Day
Washington, DC
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
Ronald G. Blum Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
New York, NY
Andrew S. Boutros Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Chicago, IL
Steven M. Bradford HNI Corporation
Muscatine, IA
Dennis J. Braithwaite Rutgers Law School
Camden, NJ
David M. Brodsky Brodsky ADR LLC
New York, NY
Jean-Jacques Cabou Perkins Coie LLP
Phoenix, AZ
Elena A. Cappella Philadelphia, PA, USA
W. Tucker Carrington The University of Mississippi School of Law
University, MS
Nicole B. Casarez University of St. Thomas
Houston, TX
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 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Wilmington, DE
Beverly Winslow Cutler Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District
Palmer, AK
Michael R. Dreeben U.S. Department of Justice
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 Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Philadelphia, PA
Ilana H. Eisenstein U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, DC
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
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr. George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
Mary Fan University of Washington School of Law
Seattle, WA
Gerald M. Finkel Finkel Law Firm LLC
Charleston, SC
Matthew L.M. Fletcher Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
Eric M. Freedman Hofstra University School of Law
Hempstead, NY
Paul L. Friedman U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
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
Linda Sheryl Greene University of Wisconsin Law School
Madison, WI
Michael Greenwald Philadelphia, PA, USA
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, Boulder 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 Kaye Scholer LLP
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
Joshua Karsh Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd.
Chicago, IL
Orin S. Kerr George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC
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
Peter E. Leckman Langer, Grogan & Diver, P.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Bill Lann Lee Civil Rights Educaton 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 City of Philadelphia, Office of the Managing Director
Philadelphia, PA
Wayne A. Logan Florida State University College of Law
Tallahassee, FL
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
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
Natasha Minsker ACLU of California, Center for Advocacy & Policy
Sacramento, CA
S. David Mitchell University of Missouri 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
Florence Y. Pan Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
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
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
Michael D. Rubenstein Liskow & Lewis
Houston, TX
Jack M. Sabatino Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division
Trenton, NJ
Janet L. Sanders Massachusetts Superior Court
Boston, MA
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
Boston, MA
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 Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, MI
David Alan Sklansky Stanford Law School
Stanford, CA
Virginia E. Sloan The Constitution Project
Washington, DC
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 National Capital Area
Washington, DC
Jeffrey W. Stempel University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV
H. Mark Stichel Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage, LLP
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
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
Tampa, FL
Sarah N. Welling University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, KY
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