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Police Misconduct Update: Front Burner Topics under Section 1983: Municipal Liability

 

Review the effect of officer hiring and retention crisis.

The Police Executive Research Forum has expressed concern that there are signs that the police workforce crisis is getting worse. The question, of course, for the practitioner, is whether these problems in recruitment and retention have an effect on the civil liability cases. Defects in a municipality’s hiring, training, supervision and discipline can be the basis for liability. This white paper reviews case law and discusses de-escalation and crisis intervention and failure to training topics.

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

  • Trial lawyer, author, presenter, former federal official and administrative appeals judge
  • Lead counsel in over 300 police misconduct and corrections cases, including dozens of jury trials, involving Fourth Amendment excessive force, false arrest, illegal search, fatal shootings, positional asphyxia, cell suicide, pursuits, failure to render medical assistance, failure to protect, First Amendment, malicious prosecution, and wrongful conviction
  • Assistant corporation counsel and assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia and outside counsel to New Hampshire’s Property and Liability Insurance Trust
  • Presenter at national programs for Georgetown University Law Center, Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the Federal Judicial Center for District and Magistrate Judges, and many webinars
  • Author of law review and magazine articles on police misconduct, including the 1,540-page treatise and handbook, “Police Misconduct: A Practitioner’s Guide to Section 1983,” available from Juris Publishing at http://www.jurispub.com/ Bookstore/United-States/Police-Misconduct.html
  • Member of New Hampshire and D.C. Bars, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs Association, and Police Executive Research Forum
  • Formerly associate and partner at prominent New Hampshire law firms; chief of staff U.S. General Services Administration; and rendered 750 final decisions on employment and labor issues for the executive branch of the United States government as member, chairman, chief judge, U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board and member Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Degrees from Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center
  • Can be contacted at 603-356-5106 or [email protected]
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