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Police Liability Under Section 1983: The Year in Review

1h 32m

Created on April 11, 2019



If you litigate or advise on § 1983, get ahead of the opposition. This webinar, presented by litigator Wayne Beyer, will cover new directions on the police use of force, trends, controversies, resources, and much more. It will help you to stay up-to the minute on the latest Supreme Court cases, taser use limitations, body worn cameras, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize Supreme Court cases decided in and pending in 2018-19: Kisela v. Hughes (qualified immunity defense to shooting); District of Columbia v. Wesby (qualified immunity defense to false arrest); Nieves v. Bartlett (probable cause defense to retaliatory arrest); and five others
  2. Know the limitations on Taser use and why Taser (now called Axon) discontinued its high risk X26 model
  3. Examine the most recent deadly force analysis after the Supreme Court’s rejection of the “provocation” theory in County of Los Angeles v. Mendez
  4. Discuss the use of force against EDPs (emotionally disturbed persons); de-escalation; the exigent circumstances exception to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); re-thinking the 21-foot edged weapons rule; and defusing situations through ICAT (the Police Executive Research Forum’s Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics) training
  5. Study the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) consensus policy against shooting at vehicles and Supreme Court cases going in a different direction like Mullenix v. Luna and Plumhoff v. Rickard on qualified immunity
  6. Get up-to-speed on the body worn camera (BWC) debate on when officers should view their recordings
  7. Identify resources and links you can use in your practice 

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