Monday, August 01, 2011

AELE focus on personnel issues of interest to those in law enforcement and firefighting


AELE focus on personnel issues of interest to those in law enforcement and firefighting
Source: AELE

AELE, - on the Internet at http://www.aele.org/ - offers a unique resource, with free publications and online back issues since 2000 in three major areas:  

1. Law enforcement civil liability at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/civilmenu.html

2. Employment law and discipline at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/emplmenu.html

3. Jail and prisoner legal issues at http://www.aele.org/law/Digests/jailmenu.html


AELEs August 2011 issues of these several publications include the following items:

From the Law Enforcement Liability Reporter -- an article concerning the use of deadly force. Here SWAT officers were not liable for the death of a 19-month-old infant whom they accidentally shot while trying to rescue her from her cocaine using father, who was holding her hostage. It was held that the SWAT team had justification for the use of deadly force against the father, who had threatened to kill the child, kill himself, and anyone who entered his auto shop. “The officers acted in an objectively reasonable manner after the father shot at them while holding the child.” Lopez v. City of Los Angeles, #B219499, 2011 Cal. App. Lexis 729 (Cal. App.). On the Internet at: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/data2/californiastatecases/B219499.PDF


From the Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter -- an article summarizing an appeal from a disciplinary hearings indicating that a police officer's federal lawsuit challenging his arrest and termination for allegedly misappropriating $600 from a crime scene during a search of a home were properly dismissed. The court held that the officers “post-suspension hearing satisfied due process requirements, even though it occurred fourteen days after his acquittal on criminal charges arising out of the incident.” Nunez-Colon v. Toledo-Davila, #09-1784, 2011 U.S. App. Lexis 10639 (1st Cir.). On the Internet at: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-1st-circuit/1568924.html


From the Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin -- an item concerning inmate housing reporting that “A federal appeals court rejected a prisoner's argument that he had a right, under the Ninth Amendment, to choose his own cellmate.” Murray v. Bledsoe, #10-4397, 2011 U.S. App. Lexis 11702 (3rd Cir.). On the Internet at  http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-3rd-circuit/1570207.html

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Also available, AELE’s free search web site providing access to its database of more than 30,000 case summaries posted since 1975 at http://www.aele.org/htdig/common/search.html
 

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

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