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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 opportunity to learn about the police liability issues you need to know – order now! Benefits for You •Learn the most effective tactics for litigating police misconduct cases •Explore excessive force issues •Tips on defending against civil rights lawsuits •Find out what you need to know about the impact of squad video
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Litigating the Plaintiff's Police Misconduct Case
— Frederick J. Goetz
  • Initial Investigation and Case Evaluation
    • Preliminary Evaluation and Initiation
    • Evaluation Considerations
  • Litigation
    • Drafting the Complaint
    • Filing the Case: State or Federal Court?
    • Discovery
    • Settlement: Conflicts of Interest?
    • Trial Considerations
    • Attorneys' Fees
Defending Against a Civil Rights Lawsuit
— Jason M. Hiveley
  • Initial Handling
    • Gather Relevant Materials
    • Evaluate Potential Conflicts
    • Meet With Involved Individuals and Their Superiors
    • Answer the Complaint
  • Discovery
    • Conduct Paper Discovery
    • Depositions
    • Evaluate Retaining Experts
  • Summary Judgment
    • Evaluate Filing Motion for Summary Judgment
    • Prepare Motion Papers and Attend Hearing
  • Trial and Settlement
    • Evaluate Trial vs. Settlement
    • Attend Settlement Conference
    • Prepare for and Attend Trial
  • Appeals
    • Evaluate Ramifications of Appealing Case
    • Prepare Notice of Appeal and Brief
    • Attend Oral Arguments
Lights, Camera, Action – Legal and Practical Impacts of Squad Video on Cops and the Jurisdictions That Employ Them
— James P. Michels
  • New State of Minnesota Model Squad Video Policy
  • Data Practices Concerns
  • Employment Concerns
  • Legal Issues Relating to Use of Video Evidence in Civil Litigation
  • Disciplinary Cases
  • Societal Impact of Recording the Actions of Officers
Garrity as It Applies to Minnesota Officers
— James M. Ventura
  • State v. Gault
Police Officer's Discipline Procedures Act
Disciplinary Hearings
— Ann E. Walther
Excessive Force: Recent Federal and State Cases Every Practitioner Should Know
— Sybil L. Dunlop and Robin M. Wolpert
Questions and Answers
— Sybil L. Dunlop, Ann E. Walther and Robin M. Wolpert
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James P Michels – Moderator

Rice Michels & Walther, LLP

  • Founding partner of Rice Michels & Walther, LLP
  • Practices in labor and business law, and represents law enforcement unions in labor negotiations, political matters and any other issues impacting the rights, compensation and safety of police officers
  • Represents the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the St. Paul Police Federation, the Minnesota State Patrol Troopers Association, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Agents Association, the Hopkins Police Association, the Brooklyn Park Police Federation, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Association, the Gambling Enforcement Agents Association, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Represents officers in the Fraternal Order of Police and is on the critical incident panel for the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Sybil L. Dunlop

Greene Espel PLLP

  • Attorney at Greene Espel PLLP
  • Represents clients in both the public and private sectors and has taught and lectured on topics affecting the public sector including excessive force and the Eleventh Amendment; an active legal scholar, has written articles appearing in St. John’s, Hamline’s, and Vanderbilt’s Law Review
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, Vanderbilt University Law School; B.A. degree, Smith College
  • Can be contacted at 612-373-8345 or [email protected]
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Frederick J. Goetz

Goetz & Eckland P.A.

  • Partner with Goetz & Eckland P.A. in Minneapolis
  • Extensive experience in criminal defense, civil rights and plaintiff’s personal injury
  • Represents individuals in police and government liability cases
  • Can be contacted at 612-874-1552 or [email protected]
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Jason M. Hiveley

Iverson Reuvers, LLC

  • Partner with Iverson Reuvers, LLC in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Practices in the defense of municipal liability claims, civil rights lawsuits, commercial litigation, general litigation and appeals
  • Focuses on the defense of law enforcement and correctional officers in unreasonable search and seizure, excessive force and negligence cases
  • Handles numerous jury trials in state and federal court and has argued several times before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Conducts training seminars for law enforcement agencies across the state and presents at conferences and local colleges
  • Recognized annually as a Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics magazine since 2004
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James M. Ventura

Law Office of James M. Ventura

  • Private practice in Wayzata
  • Practice areas include criminal defense in state and federal courts, felonies, assault, theft, drug crimes, DWI and traffic offenses
  • Recognized as Minnesota Super Lawyer from 1999 to present
  • Admitted to the Minnesota courts, the U.S. District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member of the Federal Public Defender Panel; the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice; the Hennepin County, Minnesota State and Federal Bar Associations; the Minnesota Association for Justice; the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Minnesota
Ann E. Walther

Ann E. Walther

Rice Michels & Walther, LLP

  • Partner at Rice Michels & Walther, LLP
  • MSBA certified labor and employment specialist and has practiced in the area of public sector labor and employment law for more than 20 years, representing both labor and management
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, College of St. Thomas
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Product ID: 387056
Published 2011
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