August 2016 AELE case notes and publications alert


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1.      BWC case alert - Arbitrator agrees with the union that police management violated the collective bargaining agreement when it unilaterally 
implemented a body-worn camera program. Oklahoma City and FOP L-123, FMCS #16-50120-6 (Lumbley, Jun. 14, 2016). 
           View at 


2.     New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:

      Civil Liability for Failure to Protect Minors. View here.

3.  The August 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, criminal conduct, false arrest/imprisonment, firearms related, First Amendment related, property, 
and search and seizure. View here.  


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


This issue has cases on alcohol abuse & rehabilitation, duty to bargain, firearms related, handicap discrimination, political activity, race discrimination, 
residency, and sex discrimination.  View here. 

*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on access to courts, diet, Federal Tort Claims Act, First Amendment, freedom of information, medical care, prison conditions, 
religion, and smoking. View here.
4. 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.
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