Police Liability: Lawsuits Against The Police

Police Liability: Lawsuits Against The Police

Police Liability: Lawsuits Against the Police

This book provides insights and directions for police managers and trainers as they cope with liability suits filed against their agencies. The book encourages developing stronger and more meaningful policies, improved training, closer supervision, and more accountable discipline.

Readers are provided with a detailed review of general police liability followed by analyses of 53 actual cases litigated against the police. Actual cases are presented in the chapters, including "Police Use of Force," "Police Pursuits," "General Police Procedures," and "Police Procedures when Conducting Homicide Investigations." Each of these chapters includes a review of relevant literature and case law, followed by the cases in point. The 53 cases are presented in three parts: an outline of the facts, critical issues and factors involved, and the author's commentary and recommendations for the police.

The analysis presented in this book highlights strengths and weaknesses in police responses to actual incidents. Readers are provided with many insights which may change the erroneous agency practices that lead to lawsuits.

"...an excellent text for both the practitioner and the academian... I strongly recommend this book..." -- William W. Johnson, Sr., Gloucester City (New Jersey) Police Department, Criminal...

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