Federal Police Brutality Cases

Production Date: March 18, 2016 Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3748 minutes


$ 59 Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, and Public Interest Law In Stock

In this course, Ameer Benno, a New York City-based civil rights attorney, introduces viewers to the litigation of police misconduct cases, including identifying the proper parties, prerequisites to filing the lawsuit, relevant time limitations on doing so, and factors to consider in determining the proper forum in which to bring the action. This course also provides an overview of the most commonly-asserted claims and defenses under federal law, compares the relative advantages and disadvantages of state and federal law in this area, and discusses what relief is available, including statutory attorney’s fees. In addition, Mr. Benno covers some of the commonly encountered discovery issues and ethical considerations in police misconduct cases. 


Learning Objectives

  1.   Identify the proper parties, claims, and defenses, as well as the differences between state and federal claims
  2. Recognize the various time limitations, such as accrual dates and statutes of limitation, involved for the various claims 
  3. Comprehend the factors that must be weighed in deciding whether to bring the action in state or federal court
  4. Gain insight as to the different forms of relief available, including statutory attorney’s fees


Ruth G.
Chicago, IL

Clear explanation of the law.

Jane M.
Short Hills, NJ

Excellent presentation

arthur s.
renton, WA

so many regulations to bring one of these causes of actions. Well presented. Good review.

Robert C.
Dallas, TX

Outstanding presenter.

William G.
Buffalo, NY

Excellent program and presentation!

Ryan N.
Emmett, ID


Umesh H.
Brooksville, FL

Excellent course material.

Wendy Y.
Las Vegas, NV

always a great presenter excellent info

Daniel T.
Frisco, TX

Great instructor!

joseph h.
Bronx, NY

Excellent, clear presentation.

James S.
Seattle, WA

Excellent presentation.

Mayo B.
White Plains, NY

Great perspective and outstanding presentation.

Kristine C.
Dubuque, IA

Excellent presentation

Pamela Q.
Portland, OR

One of the better Lawline courses. I would urge newer lawyers in rural jurisdictions to familiarize yourself with these rules . Not only to sue but to advise your local agency. on how to comply with the law, so as to get the best and fairest and just results.

Pedro S.
Hartford, CT

great materials with cases listed

Sean L.
Sturgeon Bay, WI

good program

Robert L.
Township of Washington, NJ

Excellent overview of federal claims, including a 1983 action in which I prepared and litigated.

Louis M.
Houston, TX


Rosalie F.
New York, NY

Terrific course. Great speaker.

Melissa P.
Cary, NC

Great instruction

L. Obii A.
Houston, TX

The course was very informative and a good presentation of the general outline of causes of action against govt. entities

Laurie B.
Seattle, WA

Very interesting presentation.

William S.
Belmont, NC

An excellent overview.

Paul N.
Lynbrook, NY

Excellent presentation. Thank You........

Fabian G.
Edinburg, TX

I Liked the presentation. Well done.

James O.
Chicago, IL

Outstanding presentation. Clear and concise.

David T.
Bellaire, TX


Thomas S.
Belfast, ME

very substantive

Ben H.
Sugar Land, TX

Clear, concise speaker...

Nicholas K.
Manhattan, NY

Wonderful -- one of the best and most succinct presentations on a very difficult topic that I've seen.

George S E.
Rockville Centre, NY

Excellent presentation

Harry F.
Austin, TX


Caroline B.
Houston, TX

Good presenter!

Teige W.
Lenoir, NC

Great presentation.

Ramon M.
Louisville, KY

Thorough and informative. Well-organized and well-presented.

Robert G.
Inola, OK

Again, I'm appreciating the two presenter format!

Gregory M.
Arlington, TX

The written materials were excellent! Very good presentation.

Barbara F.
Vassalboro, ME

Excellent coverage of topic! Excellent pace, handouts. Exceptional course.

lars o.
Bloomington, IL

A plus presentation and slide detail was fabulous

Neil M.
Mendham, NJ

Helpful and informative.

Daniel H.
Bedford, NY

This was a very effective introduction to the covered material. The presenter was excellent.

Rich W.
Rockford, IL

Great course.

Anne M.
Queens, NY

Excellent presentation

Stephanie S.
Texarkana, TX

v interesting, thank you

Patrick O.
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent in every sense. A nice summary of federal criminal law generally too.

Robert Z C.

Good course, not my area of practice. Still interesting.

Elizabeth E.
New York, NY

I have several of these cases and Ameer seemed to know what he was talking about. did learn a few things which is scary since I should have known them already!

Terri I.
Yorktown Heights, NY

Not in my area of practice, but something I was curious about.

Raymond L.
LIberrtyville, IL

Great program!

james c.
Jersey City, NJ

He is an excellent presenter and always makes his program interesting and informative.

Randal B.
Covington, WA

Very informative

Nicholas S.
Kent, WA

This one was pretty interesting -

Mitchell D.
Sea Cliff, NY

Informative good speaker.

Simon S.
San Antonio, TX

Excellent presenter and materials.

William K.


William S.
El Paso, TX


Matt B.
Rock Hill, SC

This CLE was well-informed as to the law, but is also highly relevant; as a criminal defense attorney, it still surprises just how many cases of police brutality exist. Thus, the only addition I might suggest for this CLE would be more discussion of real cases and how these laws were applied to those instances of police brutality (and/or alleged instances of police brutality).

Charles D.
Houston, TX

Very good presenter. The information was presented in a very coherent fashion.

David G.
Williamston, NC

Thank you

Jane C.
Grand Prairie, TX

Very good presentation

Debora R.
Irvine, CA

Well organized lecture -- very informative.

Barbara N.
Los Angeles, CA

Awesome overview. Hit all the important areas and issues. Great checklist lecture because of the clear explanations. Impressive, concise, articulate. Did I say it was fantastic?

Robert E. J.
Austin, TX

Very good job on subject matter and delivery.

Camalyn T.
Hoover, AL

Great content. Great Speaker

Candice S.
Houston, TX


Dennis G.

Great primer course.

Robert L.
Middletown, NY

Very good in all respects.

Matthew H.
Carmel, NY

I love Lawline!

Osvaldo C.
bronx, NY

Very good overview in order to start your research on this subject matter.

Lourdes C.
Flemington, NJ

Great presentation. Highly effective for the 1 hour limit.

Elizabeth R.
San Francisco, CA

Great presenter!

Retha M.
Columbus, GA

This is a well-organized, dynamic presentation. The speaker is knowledgeable and shares his topic with energy and style. Thanks for an excellent course.

Scott T.
San Francisco, CA

speaker is very knowledgeable

Edward D.
Verona, NJ

Very well done. Concise, informative, contextual.

Sharon A.
Mandeville, LA

Helpful information

Scott J.
Jacksonville, NC

Good overview.

Eric G.
New York, NY


Constantin S.
Portland, OR

Great presentation.

J. Donald H.
Manhasset, NY

interesting presentation - engaging presenter

steven w.
houston, TX

this guy speaks well

Howard G.
High Point, NC

Very Professional Presentation

tina w.
Beachwood, OH

speaker very good and materials very comprehensive too

Nancy H.
Fallbrook, CA

A LOT of material here. Good overview.

David F.
Phoenix, AZ

He is great with his presentation.

Maria H.
Coral Gables, FL

It was excellent.

Alex K.
New York, NY

Good lecturer, easy to understand.

Karin V.
Los Angeles, CA

Good (and very broad) overview.

Thomas M.
Fort Worth, TX

One of the best presentations and written material on any CLE I have ever taken.

Rebecca C.
Arlington, TX

Very comprehensive and informative. And sadly very relevant in this day and age.

Michael O.
East Syracuse, NY

This was one of the better courses.

Amy F.
Lockport, NY

very clear/informative on distinguishing types of actions available. Great materials.

Chris K.
Houston, TX

Very concise and to he point!

David W.
Raleigh, NC

Instructor was very knowledgeable and well-prepared.

Jose Angel G.
Brownsville, TX

very good

Pamela M.
Danbury, CT

Another great course and instructor. Presented at the appropriate level and quite clear.

Stuart N.
New York, NY

Excellent presenter

Tracy C.
Dripping Springs, TX

One of the best on-line courses I have ever taken. Great presentation and materials.

Lynn T.
Plano, TX

He made the most of the time given! Very good presentation.

Lindy L.
Southlake, TX

This was one of the best Lawline presentations I've seen.

Jonathan E.
Jackson, MS

Very, very impressed with both Lawline and with the contents of Mr. Benno's presentation. Just excellent.


Good information.

Eliot A.
Orlando, FL

Very professional.

Lawrence G.
Brooklyn, NY

perfect overview

Gerard M.
hicksville, NY

well prepared speaker clear concise presentation

LaNetra L.
Pearland, TX

Very informative presentation!

William H.
Conroe, TX

This guy was outstanding. Great information in a great presentation.

Mary F.
Lansing, MI

Another wonderful Lawline course! This presenter was effective, informative and efficient given the time constraints!

Fredda B.
Chicago, IL


Richard G.
Hartford, CT

excellent course

William H.
Stony Brook, NY

Good introductions to Federal claims.

Stuart I. J.
Brooklyn, NY

excellent session!!!

Henry V.
Naples, FL

Very comprehensive.

karen b.
golden, CO

really like this lecturer

Kirk L.
Black Mountain, NC

good presentation

Michael B.
Chicago, IL

good review

Daniel M.
Houston, TX

Good class

Tom D.
Barrington Hills, IL

Great presentation!

Amy H.
Chicago, IL

I would like to see this expanded to 2 hours.

Barbara S.
Forest Hills, NY

Very clear discussion and pointing out pitfalls and how federal law interacts with respective state laws.

Sean L.
Springfield, IL

I was very pleased with this course. Wish it was longer and more in depth as to legal strategy.

Virginia J.
Kenilworth, IL

Excellent presenter

Matthias G.
Homewood, IL

very helpful

Katrina M.
Chicago, IL

He was a good presenter.

James L.
Sag Harbor, NY

An important topic for the times to be aware of and this course brings that to the forefront.

John D.
Riverside, IL

Extremely informative and practical.

William H.
Wilmette, IL

Instructor was absolutely great!!!

Alexander C.

Interesting course

Roy B.

Excellent speaker. One of the best.

David W.
Edinburg, TX

Excellent seminar. Strong presentation.

James A. F.
Villa Park, IL

I suggest this program be expanded to 2 hours. There's a lot of material.

Steve S.
delray beach, FL


James H.
Lisle, IL

The presenter was clear and concise.

Laura V.
Woodside, NY

Excellent written materials with citations

Thomas C.
Albany, NY

Thank you.

Homer R.
Brooklyn, NY

Excellent presentation

Matthew D.
Malibu, CA

Good course. Would recommend.

joseph m.
new york, NY

Great course

Richard C.
Chicago, IL

His courses are consistently superb. A wonderful presenter.

Justin A.
Arlington, VA

Informative course.

Jose V.
Oswego, IL

Great written material. Thanks.

Eric P.
Dallas, TX


Rodney S.
Staten Island, NY

Good job

James S.
Melissa, TX

This guy was fantastic! Great course!

Peter S.
Flossmoor, IL

Super speaker who, in a very short period of time, managed to cast considerable light on the who, what, when, and where regarding the subject matter of his presentation.

David E.

Very clear explanations.

Gregory B.
Naperville, IL


James G.
Huntington, NY

excellent presentation

Daniela F.
New York, NY

Good overview.

Angela A.
New York, NY

Excellent presentation. The speaker was extremely knowledgeable about the subject matter and presented the materials in a clear and concise manner.

Rhonda D.
Marked Tree, AR

Speaker was excellent. Enjoyed this alot.

Marni S.

Great speaker. Very informative lecture.

Brian T.
Medina, MN

Great overview