August 2017 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert


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1.    New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:

           U.S. Supreme Court Rejects the Ninth Circuit’s Provocation Doctrine on Officer Shootings, 2017 (8) AELE Mo. L. J. 101. 

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, click 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
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
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, 

          use of force, classification, in-custody deaths, failure to protect, searches, mail,

          and conditions of confinement.


3.   The August 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), attorneys' fees, defenses: statute of limitations, failure to disclose evidence, false arrest (no warrant), firearms related: intentional use, First Amendment, and video and audio taping by citizens.
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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on age discrimination, Bill of Rights laws, defamation, disciplinary punishment, First Amendment, Family and Medical Leave Act, handicap/abilities discrimination, sex discrimination, and shift rotation and work schedules.
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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on false imprisonment, prison nd jail conditions, prisoner assault by inmates, prisoner death/injury, religion, sex offenders, and sexual assault.
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4. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at three other free websites.




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