Police Liability, Reform and Hot Topics for the Trial Lawyer under Section 1983 (On-Demand)

$169.00

“Police Misconduct” is the sizzling hot topic of the day. Whether you sue or defend law enforcement, or want to add a new practice area, you need to be up-to-the-minute. This course will get you covered in the latest in law enforcement liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. From the newest Supreme Court cases to national trends in use of deadly force; qualified immunity for individual officers; municipal liability for failures in hiring, training, supervision and discipline; First Amendment rights and use of video evidence; evaluation of high-profile death cases; and effect of the legalization of marijuana, a leading practitioner and authority gives you all this, plus written materials, and links to additional resources to use in your practice.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

“Police Misconduct” is the sizzling hot topic of the day. Whether you sue or defend law enforcement, or want to add a new practice area, you need to be up-to-the-minute. This course will get you covered in the latest in law enforcement liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. From the newest Supreme Court cases to national trends in use of deadly force; qualified immunity for individual officers; municipal liability for failures in hiring, training, supervision and discipline; First Amendment rights and use of video evidence; evaluation of high-profile death cases; and effect of the legalization of marijuana, a leading practitioner and authority gives you all this, plus written materials, and links to additional resources to use in your practice.

Syllabus

  1. Supreme Court update
  2. What statistics reveal on police use of force
  3. National police reform movement
  4. Consensus policies on use of force, and their admissibility
  5. Choke holds, positional asphyxia, “I can’t breathe” phenomenon
  6. Failure to intervene, breaks in the blue wall
  7. Stepped-up attacks on the qualified immunity defense from the left and even the right
  8. Municipal liability, failure to train on de-escalation, crisis intervention and others
  9. Citizen videos, protests and First Amendment; body-worn camera evidence
  10. Damages for wrongful death and survival: should state or federal law control?
  11. Searches and arrests for marijuana
  12. Facial recognition technology controversy

Instructor

Wayne C. Beyer

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