Police Misconduct: Recent Developments under Section 1983

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Media scrutiny of law enforcement actions is at an all-time high. No matter your stand, issues of use of force and related controversies are critical for anyone who sues, defends or advises law enforcement. This CLE course will cover all of these issues as well as recent trends, controversies and resources under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Recent decisions on qualified immunity as it relates to District of Columbia v. Wesby and Kisela v. Hughes as well as 5 other upcoming cases will be studied. In addition to providing links to additional resources to utilize in practice, the course will cover: • Limitations on Taser and less lethal force • Use of deadly force against Emotionally Disturbed Persons • Exigent circumstances exception to the ADA • The 21 foot rule • De-escalation • Consensus policy of the IACP on the use of deadly force • Rejection of the Ninth Circuit’s provocation theory • Body worn cameras

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