Rogue Officers Police Reform CLE
Rogue Officers, Police Reform: How Will that Affect Your § 1983 Practice?



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Course Description

This program was recorded on September 17, 2020

“Police Misconduct” is the sizzling hot topic of the day. Whether you sue or defend law enforcement, or want to add a new practice area, you need to be up-to-the-minute. This course will get you covered in the latest in law enforcement liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. From the newest Supreme Court cases to national trends in use of deadly force; qualified immunity for individual officers; municipal liability for failures in hiring, training, supervision and discipline; First Amendment rights and use of video evidence; evaluation of high-profile death cases; and effect of the legalization of marijuana, a leading practitioner and authority gives you all this, plus written materials, and links to additional resources to use in your practice.

Attorney Wayne C. BeyerWayne C. Beyer
Wayne C. Beyer is an experienced litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge. Mr. Beyer has been lead counsel in 300-350 police misconduct and corrections cases as assistant corporation counsel (later called assistant attorney general) for the District of Columbia, and before that as outside counsel to New Hampshire’s Property and Liability Insurance Trust. He is the author of law review and magazine articles and the treatise Police Misconduct: A Practitioner’s Guide to Section 1983 (JURIS 2018). In addition, he has been a presenter on § 1983 at national programs for Georgetown University Law Center, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, and the Federal Judicial Center (for District and Magistrate Judges), and numerous webinars. Mr. Beyer holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center.

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  1. Supreme Court update
  2. What statistics reveal on police use of force
  3. National police reform movement
  4. Consensus policies on use of force, and their admissibility
  5. Choke holds, positional asphyxia, “I can’t breathe” phenomenon
  6. Failure to intervene, breaks in the blue wall
  7. Stepped-up attacks on the qualified immunity defense from the left and even the right
  8. Municipal liability, failure to train on de-escalation, crisis intervention and others
  9. Citizen videos, protests and First Amendment; body worn camera evidence
  10. Damages for wrongful death and survival: should state or federal law control?
  11. Searches and arrests for marijuana
  12. Facial recognition technology controversy