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

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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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