Course Length: 2 hrs. Student Contact
Certificate of Completion: Included
A major theory of liability used to try to impose civil liability on law enforcement staff and other employees of state and local government and even the agencies directly is civil rights liability brought pursuant to 42 USC 1983. In this presentation, you will learn the history of this law and what a plaintiff must prove to win a case in court. We will be discussing the essential elements of these suits, how they can be used to sue supervisors, and indirectly involved staff and employers. We also discuss liability prevention and reduction and how to act as a government official while complying with constitutional requirements.
Upon the completion of this course you will learn: