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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Code of Silence Litigation - Police Officer's use of force


Code of Silence Litigation - Police Officer's use of force
Source: AELE*

AELE reports that "In November, 2012, a federal jury in Chicago returned a verdict in favor of a plaintiff and against the city on a claim that the city had a persistent widespread custom or practice of protecting officers from citizen complaints. The article reveals how the plaintiff and two expert witnesses proved her allegations. At the end, there is an extensive list of references."

The article is posted on the Internet at http://www.aele.org/law/2013-01MLJ101.html

* AELE has a free search tool covering our database of more than 33,000 case summaries at http://www.aele.org/htdig/common/search.html
Handbooks focusing on New York State and Municipal Public Personnel Law:

The Discipline Book, - a concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State. A 1900+ page e-book. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - a 435 page handbook reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 600+ page guide to penalties imposed on public employees in New York State found guilty of selected acts of misconduct. For more information, click on http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html

General Municipal Law§§ 207-a and 207-c - Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - a 1098 page e-book focusing on administering General Municipal Law Sections 207-a/207-c and providing benefits thereunder. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/3916.html

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