Police Misconduct: Law and Litigation examines each step in the police misconduct proceedings process, from initial case evaluation to the court's charge to the jury. You'll get in-depth analysis of all aspects of a civil rights damage action, augmented with thorough coverage of relevant law and procedure. Subjects include: Actionable conduct under federal civil rights acts; Jurisdiction and liability of particular defendants; Case investigation and evaluation; Drafting complaints; Jury selection and instructions; Absolute and qualified immunity defenses; Effect of prior court proceedings; Discovery; Notice requirements; Damages; Attorney fees; Voir dire; Trial. In addition, this title: Describes significant Supreme Court and lower court rulings in the field; Identifies the police conduct that qualifies as a constitutional violation; Presents tactical considerations based on key cases. Includes checklists and numerous sample litigation materials.
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