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NCJ Number: 150512 Find in a Library
Title: Civil Liability Part II: Civil Liability Avoidance
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training document summarizes the sources of civil liability of police and the preventive measures needed at the agency and individual levels.
Abstract: Although almost any aspect of police work may result in an incident that leads to a civil lawsuit, major sources of civil liability relate to the use of firearms; motor vehicle pursuits; arrest, search, and seizure; responses to citizen complaints or requests for protection; rendering first aid; domestic assault; citizen endangerment; sexual harassment; training; and dispatch, monitoring, and control of police activities. An officer's achievement of proficiency at performing required tasks will greatly reduce the incidence of civil suits. Other specific measures should be taken to reduce the potential for a lawsuit in each of the major areas in which civil liability is a possible. Questions and answers
Main Term(s): Police legal limitations
Index Term(s): Civil liability; Police management; Police responsibilities
Note: Training Key 450
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