Miscellaneous Articles and Documents


• Accommodating the Violent: Analyzing Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Relevant to Arrests of the Armed, Violent, and Mentally Ill by Ashley Torres (2016)

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

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

• Campus Security/Public Safety: Use of Force, by Dr. Matthew J. Stiehm (2013).

• Potential Civil Liability for Coercive Interrogations, AELE Training Bulletin (Revised 2012)

• AELE Special Report, Should officers be allowed to view video-recordings of a use of force incident before giving statements to investigators or completing use of force or witness reports? (2009).

• Test Your Excessive Force I.Q., by Judge Emory A. Plitt, Jr. (2008) [PDF]

• Number of officers killed with head or neck shots in 2006 or injured by head wounds, by Stanley Cohen, Attorney at Law. [PDF]

• Distinguishing Between True and False Confessions, a chapter from the book, Criminal Interrogations and Confessions - Jones and Bartlett (2004).

• Peace Officers Bill of Rights Guarantees: Responding to Union Demands with a Management Sanctioned Version. (March, 2005). [PDF]

• Interviews and Interrogations of Public Employees: Beckwith, Garrity, Miranda and Weingarten Rights, an article appearing in the Law Enforcement Executive Forum (Nov. 2004).  [PDF]

• Criminal Justice Compliance Officer: A new title and duties for self-governance responsibilities within law enforcement and corrections agencies. Compliance by police and correctional agencies has been the subject of oversight efforts from a variety of sources, primarily political, citizen and judicial. This article discusses those systems and then focuses on a fourth concept, the creation of an internal compliance office. (May, 2004)  [PDF]

• New Approaches to Ensuring the Legitimacy of Police Conduct: De-Certification: Achieving Interstate Reciprocity, Saint Louis University Public Law Review (2003).

• No Recall of Weapon Discharge, by Alexis Artwohl, Ph.D., 3 (2) Law Enforcement Executive Forum 41-49 (2003).

• Miscellaneous Interrogation Issues, by James P. Manak, Esq. (2003).

• New Challenges for Law Enforcement Professional Standards Officers. It explains how internal affairs investigators also should have the responsibility to identify their agency’s policy or training failures that have caused or contributed to a justified citizen complaint or lawsuit. 3 (2) Law Enforcement Executive Forum 1-8 (2003).

• Consent Searches, an AELE training Alert. (2002).

• Community Caretaking Function, an AELE training Alert. (2002).

• Revocation of Police Officer Certification: A Viable Remedy for Police Misconduct? St. Louis University Law Journal (2001).

• DoJ manual: Searching and Seizing Computers and Obtaining Electronic Evidence in Criminal Investigations. The manual, revised in July. 2002, may be viewed as a web page and downloaded in Rich Text Format or in a .PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version.

• Summary of LAPD-DoJ Consent Decree, presented at an Illinois Assn. of Chiefs of Police conference by Carl Milazzo, former AELE staff member.

• Developments in Racial Profiling Litigation, a presentation by Donald Zoufal, Esq. at an annual conference of municipal attorneys in Aug. 2000.

• Searches of Arrested Persons.

 (Discusses searches at time of arrest, including seizure of property, pat-down searches, strip and body cavity searches, legal reasons for lawsuits over searches, agency policies, and related topics).

• Legal issues associated with electronic messaging (Article written by AELE staff; contains a model policy for local use).

• Use-of-Force Tactics and Non-Lethal Weaponry (Discusses strengths and weaknesses of impact weapons, neck restraints, chemical agents, and electrical weapons, along with litigation examples arising from their use).


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