June 2017 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert
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1. The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously overturned a 9th Circuit federal appeals court decision that imposed liability on
an officer’s use of deadly force even though the force was deemed justified at the time, rejecting a “provocation” doctrine
that based that liability on a finding of illegal entry under the theory that the improper entry created the conditions that
necessitated the use of force. County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, #16-369, 2017 U.S. Lexis 3396 (May 30, 2017).
2. New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:
Civil Liability and Child Abuse Investigations -- Part 3. View here.
3. 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: http://www.aele.org/menu-disc.html.
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 http://www.aele.org/cls-info.html
Then, AELE's following seminar is on Jail and Prisoner Legal Issues. Join us in Las Vegas on
January 22-25, 2018. More info at http://www.aele.org/menu-jail.html
The rumors of the death of prisoner litigation have been greatly exaggerated! This 4-day program
comprehensively covers all aspects of prisoner litigation including application
of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Grievance procedures, medical care, discipline,
4. The June 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 (physical and handcuffs), defenses: statute of limitations, electronic
control weapons: stun mode, false arrest (with and without warrants), firearms related: intentional use, firearms related:
Second Amendment issues, malicious prosecution, and race discrimination.
*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***
This issue has This issue has cases on employee injury, family and medical leave, handicap/abilities discrimination,
residency requirements, retirement rights and benefits, sex discrimination, survivor’s benefits, and workers’ compensation.
*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***
This issue has cases on inmate funds, medical care (dental and mental health), prison and jail conditions, prison litigation
reform act: exhaustion of remedies, retaliation, segregation: administrative, sexual assaul, and youthful prisoners.
5. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at three other free websites.
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1. Law enforcement civil liability at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/civilmenu.html
2. Employment law and discipline at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/emplmenu.html
3. Jail and prisoner legal issues at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/jailmenu.html
4. Electronic control weapons case summaries at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/ECWcases.html
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