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Police Liability

How to avoid the pitfalls of ­­­police liability – what you don’t know could hurt you. Allegations of police misconduct frequently make headline news throughout the United States. Civil rights lawsuits against police are common and are likely to increase as our diverse society places more and more emphasis on individual rights. Purchase these reference materials and learn the skills you need to handle every police liability challenge you face. Don’t miss this timely opportunity to learn about the police liability issues you need to know – order now! Benefits for You •Learn about common claims available to plaintiffs in police liability cases •Explore civil liability issues resulting from excessive force claims •Grasp the key essentials of qualified immunity •Build a strong framework for handling state and federal constitutional issues
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Agenda

Introduction and Overview of Police Liability
— Richard A. Waples
Elements of § 1983 Actions
(Break 10:00 am – 10:15 am)
— Ivan E. Bodensteiner
Claims Based on the U.S. Constitution
State Law Claims
Defenses to Litigation, Absolute and Qualified Immunity
— Andrew P. Wirick
Monell Analyses
Defense to State Law Claims and State Constitutional Issues
Decision on Removal
Trial Tactics and Considerations From Both the Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspective
— John F. Kautzman and Richard A. Waples
Use of Force Training for the Law Enforcement Officer: What Litigators Need to Know
— Lieutenant Robert H. Black
Recent Case Law, Trial Tips and Reoccurring Civil Issues
— Paul O. Mullin
  • Recent Case Law
  • Tips on Trying a Case With a Law Enforcement Client
  • Reoccurring Civil law Issues Confronting Indiana Law Enforcement Agencies
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Faculty

Richard A. Waples – Moderator

Waples & Hanger

  • Partner in the Indianapolis law firm of Waples & Hanger
  • Practices constitutional litigation in state and federal courts
  • Former legal director of the ACLU of Indiana
  • Former adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis
  • Litigated a number of high profile cases at every level of state and federal legal systems
  • Named an Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Frequent speaker on constitutional issues
  • Can be contacted at 317-357-0903 or rwaples@wapleshanger.com

Ivan E. Bodensteiner

Valparaiso University School of Law

Professor Ivan E. Bodensteiner

  • Professor of law at Valparaiso University Law School
  • Teaches constitutional law, evidence, civil rights and torts
  • Represents plaintiffs in civil rights cases, including employment discrimination, public employee First Amendment claims and police abuse
  • J.D. degree, University of Notre Dame; B.A. degree, Loras College

John F. Kautzman

Ruckelshaus, Kautzman, Blackwell, Bemis & Hasbrook

  • Partner with Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook
  • Represents individuals and organizations on a broad range of legal matters
  • Practice includes both civil and criminal litigation
  • Served as lead counsel on a number of high profile state and federal jury trials, and has successfully argued before the Indiana Supreme Court
  • Served as the 2005 president of the Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Named an Indiana Super Lawyer
  • Frequent seminar speaker and a faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Skills College
  • Recently elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Paul O. Mullin

Lewis and Wilkins LLP

  • Partner with Lewis and Wilkins LLP
  • Works closely with city and state law enforcement to defend claims of negligence, false arrest and excessive force
  • Guest speaker at CLEs and colleges on topics involving tort exposure of law enforcement
  • Defended police officers, prison guards, military personnel, fire personnel and administrative investigators in civil actions for events ranging from car accidents to shootings
  • City council appointee to the Indianapolis board of public safety
  • Recipient of Indiana Lawyer Up and Coming Award, and Super Lawyers Rising Stars recognition
  • J.D. degree, Valparaiso University School of Law; B.A. degree, Indiana University
  • Can be contacted at 317-636-7460 or mullin@lewisandwilkins.com

Jeffrey A. Patterson

  • Responsible for developing and implementing community programs as well as customizing corporate programs
  • Former defensive tactics coordinator for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • More than 14 years of experience as a police officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Private and corporate defensive tactics program creator/lecturer
  • 2008 IMPD Officer of the Year – nominated for Metal of Valor – 2012 Indiana Heroes Award
  • Can be contacted at 317 696-3505, pattersonskarate@yahoo.com or www.anescapeplan.com

Andrew P. Wirick

Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP

  • Partner in the firm Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons, LLP
  • Practices in representing cities, towns, counties and other governmental entities and their employees
  • Represents businesses in their employment concerns
  • Served as chief counsel for litigation for the city and county, supervising and participating in all litigation involving the city of Indianapolis, Marion County, and their agencies and employees
  • Participated in numerous reported state and federal appellate court decisions
  • Regularly writes articles for legal and governmental entity publications concerning litigation and employment issues
  • Frequent speaker to both legal and nonlegal organizations regarding current legal issues
  • Can be contacted at 317-632-4402 or awirick@humesmith.com
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Product ID: 389366
Published 2012
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