May 2016 AELE case notes and publications alert


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1.     New article, How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police (2016, 77 pp., 379 fn.)


It addresses kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, water cannons, stun grenades, acoustic and directed energy weapons. View here


2.  PERF Final Report, Guiding Principles On Use of Force


      View at


3. New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:


      ** $4 Million Liability for a Shooting Held Not Excessive Force - The Provocation Doctrine on Officer Shootings in the Ninth Federal Circuit.  View here.


4  The May 2016 issues of AELE's three periodicals have been uploaded.


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*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on disability discrimination, dogs, ECWs, false arrest, federal tort claims act, firearms related, search and seizure.  View here.  


Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on. age discrimination, collective bargaining, FLSA, handicap discrimination, pensions and retirement.  View here.

*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on FOIA, foreign prisoners and immigrants, medical care, PLRA, assault by inmates, probation, public protection, retaliation and strip searches.  View here.


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