May 2017 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert


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1.   New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:
      Civil Liability and Child Abuse Investigations -- Part 2.
      View here.
2. AELE's next seminar is on DISCIPLINE and INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS. Join us in Las Vegas on October 2-5, 2017. 
For more information and to register, clck here: 
AELE announces its revised and expanded educational program on DISCIPLINE and INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS.  This revised 
and expanded 4 day program covers the legal, operational, investigative, adjudicative, and administrative aspects of public safety 
internal affairs and discipline.  Recent events have focused on the ability and credibility of public safety agencies and
government to investigate, and control activities of their employees and the lack of accountability to the public.
We have added several new topics such as social media, cameras, off-duty behavior and activities,  cell phones,
and racial and sexual harassment and hostile work environment.  These are in addition to the other topics  
listed herein. The faculty includes very experienced practitioners.  
Attendance at this program satisfies one of the requirements for the AELE Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS) Designation.  
Information on the CLS  designation may also be found on the AELE web site at

3.       The May 2017 issues of AELE's three periodicals have been uploaded.


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*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on assault and battery, false arrest/imprisonment: no warrant, unlawful detention, firearms related 
Second Amendment issues, First Amendment, interrogation, immigration detainees, malicious prosecution, and search and seizure.
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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


 This issue has cases on disability retirement, disciplinary proceedings, Fair Labor Standards Act: overtime standby pay, First Amendment, 
handicap/abilities discrimination, homosexual & transgender employee rights, whistleblower protection, and workers’ compensation.
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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


 This issue has cases on false imprisonment, medical care, prison and jail conditions, Prison Litigation Reform Act: 
exhaustion of remedies, prisoner assault: by officers, retaliation, and strip searches of prisoners.
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