March 2018 AELE case notes, publications, and seminars alert


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1.    New AELE Monthly Law Journal article:

        U.S. Supreme Court Revisits the Basics of Probable Cause and Qualified Immunity.
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     2.    AELE's next seminar is on Use of Force in Las Vegas on April 30-May 3, 2018. For

     more information and to register click here:

Use of Force by law enforcement and correctional personnel is in the news every day.  This comprehensive 4-day program covers all major aspects of use of force.  It includes the use of lethal and non-lethal force, investigation and adjudication of use of force incidents, and complaints of excessive force.  It also includes psychological and bio-mechanical aspects of the use of force.

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

Next is AELE's seminar on Discipline and Internal Investigations. Join us in Las Vegas on Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2018.
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 governments 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.


3.   The March 2018 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, defenses: qualified immunity, domestic violence and child abuse, Federal Tort Claims Act, firearms related: intentional use, firearms relations: Second Amendment issues, First Amendment, and search and seizure: home and business.
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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on Family and Medical Leave Act, First Amendment related, pensions, privacy rights, political discrimination, retaliatory personnel action, retirement rights and benefits, sexual harssment, whistleblower protection, and U.S. Supreme Court employment decisions.
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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on access to courts/legal info, DNA testing, false imprisonment, filing fees, immigration detainees, medical care, medical cost recovery, prison and jail conditions: general, prisoner assault: by officers, and religion.
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