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Legal Section

Legal Section Supervisor: Douglas W. Barnett J.D.

 
859-622-3801

The Legal Section is responsible for providing legal instruction to trainees in the Basic Training Branch, the Advanced Individual Instruction Branch, which includes Telecommunications, the Skills Branch and the Leadership Branch. The Legal Section also provides instruction to Coroners.

In addition, the Legal Section edits the Kentucky Criminal Law Manual distributed to Kentucky law enforcement officers and responds to legal questions from law enforcement agencies regarding changes in statutes based upon legislative acts or recent court decisions. Questions about legal issues affecting law enforcement officers in their official capacity can be addressed by phone to 859-622-3801, or by e-mail at docjt.legal@ky.gov.

Legal Section Supervisor: Douglas W. Barnett, J.D.

Last Update: 5/1/2017


Kentucky Criminal Law Manual (KCLM)

10.8 Edition (259 pp)

This manual includes legislation new in 2016

 

 

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Supplemental pages for the 2015 KCLM are available. Please send an email to the Legal Section for information.

 
   

2017 Kentucky General Assembly (Compiled)

This is a draft. The final version of this document will be posted when the Legislative Research Commission assigns new statute numbers, where needed.

Please feel free to contact the Legal Section with any questions.

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SPOTLIGHT CASES
 
Kentucky - Keysor v. Com. (Sixth Amendment) View
SIxth Circuit - Hill v. Miracle (Use of Force - Taser) View
   

Concealed Carry Legal Handout

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INFORMATIONAL (WHITE) PAPERS

 
   
Search in a School Environment
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Open Carry in Kentucky
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (specific to Kentucky)
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Matricula Consular
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International Driver's Permit (IDP)
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Medical Review of Operator's License
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OSHA for Kentucky Law Enforcement
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Missing Persons Law
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LEOSA (for Kentucky Law Enforcement)
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ASSET FORFEITURE MATERIALS (Link Broken Pending Revision)

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KENTUCKY LAW ENFORCEMENT DISCIPLINE MANUAL (Link Broken Pending Revision)

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KENTUCKY LEGAL HANDBOOK FOR PATROL

Updated for 2016

 

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OPEN RECORDS DECISIONS

 
2015 Open Records View

For earlier years, please contact the Legal Section, see above.

 
   

2016 CASE LAW UPDATES

Includes cases from the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 
First Quarter 2016 View
Second Quarter 2016 View
Third Quarter 2016 View
Fourth Quarter 2016 (NEW) View
   

2015 Compiled Case Law: Includes cases from the Kentucky Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the 2015-16 U.S. Supreme Court as used in the 2016 Police Executive Command Course.

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For earlier years, please contact the Legal Section, see above

 
   

U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

The United States Supreme Court is currently in session. The 2016-17 term started on October 3, 2016.

 

 
White v. Pauly, Decided January 9, 2017 (Qualified Immunity) View
Manuel v. Joliet, Decided March 21, 2017 (1983 - Unlawful Detention) (NEW) View
   
2015-2016 Supreme Court Updates View

For earlier years, please contact the Legal Section, see above

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

This page includes a number of links to useful information, including but not limited to Open Records and Record Retention materials, Kentucky and federal statutes, administrative law and case law and the most current Ky UCR codes. 

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HOUSE BILL 463 (ARREST CHANGES)  
Training Letter
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Kentucky Rules of Evidence View
Search and Seizure Case Book (NEWLY REVISED) View
Implied Consent Card (sheet of 4, 2-sided) View
Kentucky Miranda Cards (sheet of 8, 2-sided) View
   
   


 

 

 

 

 

May 2, 2017