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Oregon 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 •Stay abreast of recent case law and trends in police liability •Explore civil liability issues resulting from using electronic control devices •Confidently navigate the interaction between law enforcement and persons with mental health issues •Learn about practical considerations pertaining to investigating the use of deadly force
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Agenda

Introduction to Police Liability and Case Studies
— William G. Blair, Ben Miller and Alexander Gordon
  • An Overview of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Oregon Common Law Bases for Police Liability
  • Graham v. Conner Standards With Ninth Circuit Add-Ons
  • Qualified Immunity and Municipal Liability Under § 1983
  • OTCA Indemnity and Defense
  • Case Studies: Campbell v. Frashour and Glenn v. Washington County
Less-Lethal Force – Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don't
— Alexander Gordon
  • Electronic Control Devices (TASERS®)
  • Extended Range Impact Munitions (Beanbag Shotguns, 40mm 'Flexible Baton')
Supervisory Liability
— William G. Blair
  • 'Incident Command'
  • Teamwork vs. 'Command'
  • Mutual Aid and Mutual Response Agreements
When Law Enforcement and Persons in Mental Health Crisis Intersect
— Ben Miller
  • Significant Ninth Circuit Cases
  • Do Drugs and Alcohol Count?
  • Training and Policies
  • USDOJ Report of Investigation of Portland Police Bureau
Investigation of a Deadly Force Encounter
— William G. Blair
  • The Three Investigations: Homicide, Administrative and Civil
  • The Role of General Counsel
  • Using and Abusing the Administrative Review – 'Ratification'
Damages for Death: § 1983 and Supplemental State Claims – A Dilemma
— Alexander Gordon
  • Significant Oregon and Ninth Circuit Cases
  • Application of Oregon Law of Recoverable Damages
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

William G. Blair – Moderator

William G. Blair, PC

  • Sole practitioner, William G. Blair, PC
  • Practice focuses on municipal law enforcement liability; faculty, Oregon State Sheriff’s Assn. Command College
  • Former assistant city attorney, Salem, Oregon; retired senior assistant county counsel, Washington County, Oregon
  • J.D. degree, Willamette University College of Law
  • Can be contacted at 503-608-7222 or [email protected]

Alexander Gordon

Clackamas County, Office of County Counsel

  • Senior assistant county counsel for Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Leads the office’s litigation group
  • 12 years experience as a deputy district attorney, Multnomah County
  • 16 years experience as insurance defense counsel
  • Practice area focuses on the defense of civil rights claims in state and federal courts
  • Serves as a trial advocacy instructor for the University of Virginia School of Law's Trial Advocacy Institute
  • J.D. degree, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 503-742-5392 or [email protected]

Ben Miller

Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC

  • Attorney at the law firm of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.
  • Practices in the defense of public entities and law enforcement agencies in civil lawsuits
  • Successfully defended law enforcement in civil claims related to use of TASERS®, service of search warrants, use of control holds, deployment of canines, police pursuits and response to protests
  • Previously an assistant attorney general in the Trial Division of the Oregon Attorney General's Office
  • Teaches on local government civil rights liability to public entities and colleges
  • J.D. degree, University of Oregon School of Law; B.S. degree, Oregon State University
  • Can be contacted at 541-485-0220 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 356732
Published 2013
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