September 2016 AELE case notes and publications alert


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1.     State of Policy in Law Enforcement - PowerDMS, in collaboration with the Police Foundation, conducted a survey of law-enforcement agencies nationwide to gauge the current state of policies and training. This survey establishes a baseline for how agencies update their policies, ensure officers see those policies, and conduct training. The results — a benchmark for best practices — are presented in this critical report. View at

2.      Justice Department Report - Justice Department report on investigation of Baltimore Police Department (Aug. 10, 2016).
      View at 
3.      New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:
      Overtime Pay Entitlement for Public Safety Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – Part 1.View here.

4.       The September 2016 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, dogs, electronic control weapons, failure to disclose evidence, unlawful detention,
firearms related, indemnification, malicious prosecution, and privacy. View here.  


*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on age discrimination, Fair Labor Standards Act, pregnancy discrimination, race discrimination, religious discrimination, 
retirement benefits, and sexual harassment. View here. 

*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on false imprisonment, First Amendment, immigration detainees, medical care, prison conditions, Prison Litigation Reform Act: 
exhaustion of remedies, prisoner assault, prisoner classification, and religion. View here.
5. AELE's next seminar is on Discipline and Internal Investigations for public safety agencies: police, corrections and the fire services. 
Join us in Las Vegas on October 24-26.
More info at

6. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at three other free websites.




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