121st IACP Annual Conference Materials and 2014 Legal Articles & Documents

IACP Legal Officers Section (LOS)

The International Association of Police Attorneys

Orlando – Oct. 25 - 28, 2014



2014 Conference Annual Presentations


* Conference Articles or Outlines

    Disciplining Police Officers Re: Medical Marijuana. Jack Collins

    Employment Law Update, Jody Litchford

    Recent Court Decisions Affecting Police Psychologists, Marty Mayer

    Supplemental Cases for Police Psychologists, AELE


* Conference Visual Presentations

     Disciplining Police Officers Re: Medical Marijuana, Jack Collins

• Also see Medical Marijuana and Public Safety Personnel, by B. Farber, 2011 (11) AELE Mo. L. J. 201

Ethics and Professionalism: No Lying, Cheating, or Stealing, Craig Ferrell Jr.

• Also see article, Ethics and Professionalism: No Lying, Cheating, or Stealing (2012)

Ethics in Law Enforcement, Bill Amato & Eric Edwards

Liability in Tactical Operations, Eric Daigle

Police Officer Discipline – Standards to Consider, Karen Kruger

Supreme Court Update, Chief David Spotts

Wearing a Badge and a Video Camera, Eric Daigle



Other 2014 Legal Documents
* 2014 AELE Articles and Documents


  AELE Monthly Law Journal  (online, PDF format)

  A variety of scholarly articles on police liability, discipline, labor & employment law and corrections legal issues


  AELE ECW Case Summaries (updated regularly

           AELE ECW Articles and Resources (updated periodically

     AELE Body-Worn Cameras webpage (updated periodically


* Selected Legal Articles and Reports Published in 2014

A Rational Foundation for Use of Force Policy, Training and Assessment, by K. Wallentine & J. Klein (Jun. 2014).

Legal Implications of Use-of-Force Continuums in Police Training, by Michael L. Ciminelli (2014)


* FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin – Law related articles

1.              Active Shooter Events from 2000 to 2012 (Jan. 2014)

2.              Supreme Court Cases: 2012 to 2013 Term (Jan. 2014)

3.              The Truth About Lying: What Investigators Need to Know (Jun. 2014)

4.              Excited Delirium and the Dual Response: Preventing In-Custody Deaths (Jul. 2014)

5.              Suicide by Cop: Broadening Our Understanding (Sep. 2014)  

6.              Executing Search Warrants in the Cloud (Oct. 2014)

7.              Social Media: Legal Challenges and Pitfalls for Law Enforcement Agencies (Dec 2014)


* FLETC Legal Division

      The Informer (Summaries of appellate court cases)


* Congressional Research Service


* IACP – Law related articles and documents in Police Chief or on the IACP website


1.   Addressing Employee Misconduct: Standards to Consider (Jan. 2014)

2.   Stanton v. Sims: Warrantless Entry in Hot Pursuit (Feb. 2014)

3.   Legal Considerations in Adopting Officer Wellness Programs (Mar. 2014)

4.    Medical Screening of Police Applicants (Mar. 2014)

5.    Use of Pre-Employment Psychological Evaluations (Mar. 2014)

6.   Innovative Injunctions Wrest Long Beach Streets from Gang’s Grip (Mar. 2014)

7.   Model Policy #127, Body Worn Cameras (Apr. 2014) 

8.    Liability for Special or Private Police Officers (Apr. 2014)

9.    Dealing with an Armed Populace – Suspect Control in the Age of Open and Concealed Carry (May 2014)

10.    Civil Rights Liability for Damaging Property During Warrant Executions (Jun. 2014)

11.   “I Did It” – Confession Contamination and Evaluation (Jun. 2014) 

12.    Encountering Mentally Ill People and Potential Liability Under the ADA (Jul. 2014).

13.  The Dangers of Vehicle Pursuits: New Emerging Issues (Jul. 2014).

14.    Plumhoff v. Rickard: Use of Deadly Force in High-Speed Pursuits and Qualified Immunity (Aug. 2014)

15.   Do I Really Need a Warrant? (Sep. 2014)

16.  Legal Risks of Failing to Care for Children of Arrested Persons (Oct. 2014)

17.   Search Warrants for Digital Devices (Oct. 2014)

18.   Officer Fatigue and Officer-Involved Shootings (Oct. 2014)

19.    Police Officer Decertification (Nov. 2014)

20.   Is “Presence” a Use of Force? (Nov. 2014) 

21.   Police Officers on the Front Line as Mental Health Workers (Dec. 2014) 


* KenWallentine.com

 Xiphos – Summaries of recent criminal procedure cases


* PATC Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute 

 2014 Legal Updates (Periodic case analyses)

 Legal Questions Answered (Periodically)


      * Force Science Institute, Ltd.

 Force Science News Archive (Use of force, biometrics, psychology and law)


      * Alameda County District Attorney

 Point of View (Criminal law and procedure for law enforcement officers)



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