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Examining Police Liability Cases: Wrongful arrest, excessive force, denial of fair trial rights, and interference with constitutional rights

  • Organizer: My Law CLE
  • Date: June 12, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM-01:10 PM

Register: https://mylawcle.com/products/examining-police-liability-cases-wrongful-arrest-excessive-force-denial-of-fair-trial-rights-and-interference-with-constitutional-rights/?attribute_pa_tuition=live-video-broadcast

SPEAKERS:
  • Jeremy Shockett
  • Jeremy Shockett
  • Shareholder
  • Jeremy Shockett is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and is a member of the firm's Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice group. He is co-chair of the White Collar Defense group.
  • Samuel M. Braverman
  • Samuel M. Braverman
  • Shareholder
  • Samuel Braverman is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Defense Group.

Police liability encompasses various situations where law enforcement officers or agencies may be held accountable for their actions, such as wrongful arrest, excessive force, denial of fair trial rights, and interference with constitutional rights. Possible causes of action include federal 1983 actions, state law claims, and specific actions like wrongful conviction suits. Defenses against liability may involve absolute or qualified immunity doctrines and labor or union protections. Preparation for bringing a case entail preserving evidence, adhering to statutes of limitations, and gathering necessary information. Damages sought may include physical, economic, and punitive compensation, carefully computed to account for offsets like lost wages. Understanding these components is crucial for navigating police liability cases effectively.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Types of police liability
    • Wrongful arrest
    • Excessive force
    • Denial of Fair Trial
    • Interference with a Constitutional Right (protests)
    • Monell liability
  • Possible Causes of Action
    • Federal 1983 Actions
    • Actions under State Law
    • NYS wrongful conviction in Court of Claims
  • Defenses
    • Immunity Doctrines
      • Absolute Immunity
      • Qualified Immunity
    • Labor/Union protections
  • Preparation for bringing a case
    • Preservation of evidence demand
    • Notice of Claim
    • Statutes of limitation in state court and federal court
    • FOIL/FOIA
    • Photographs/Video
    • Arrest Reports
    • Civilian and government witnesses
  • Damages
    • Actual physical, economic-actual and prospective lost wages, Monell, punitive
    • How to compute
    • Offsets
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