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NCJ Number: 67313 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE CIVIL LIABILITY - CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, PART 4
Author(s): E N SMITH
Corporate Author: Bay State Film Productions
United States of America
Project Director: E M TWEEDY; G HOWARD
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Bay State Film Productions
Agawam, MA 01001
Harper and Row Media
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Harper and Row Media
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Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOURTH OF A SIX-PART SERIES, THIS FILM DRAMATIZES ACTIONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT MAY RESULT IN A DEPRIVATION OR DENIAL OF A PERSON'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS UNDER THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1871.
Abstract: DRAMATIZED INCIDENTS IN THE FILM, SHOW LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS VIOLATING THE RIGHTS OF DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS THROUGH FALSE ARRESTS, ILLEGAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE, PRETRIAL PUBLICITY, CONSPIRACY AND PREJURY IN A PRELIMINARY COURT HEARING, AND DENIAL OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS. OTHER RIGHTS VIOLATIONS SHOWN IN THE FILM INCLUDE THE DENIAL OF MEDICAL ATTENTION TO AN INJURED PRISONER, THE DENIAL OF COUNSEL AND USE OF COERCION IN INTERROGATION, AND THE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE IN A SCUFFLE WITH A SUSPECT. THE DEPRIVATION OF ONE'S RIGHTS UNDER THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS THE BASIS FOR THE MOST FREQUENT COMPLAINTS FILED AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. SUCH COMPLAINTS ARISE UNDER THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, WHICH CAN BE APPLIED AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WHO, WHILE ACTING UNDER COLOR OF STATE LAW, VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS. FURTHER, IT NEED NOT BE PROVEN THAT A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INTENDED TO VIOLATE THE PLAINTIFF'S RIGHTS; IT NEEDS ONLY TO BE PROVEN THAT THE OFFICER'S CONDUCT RESULTED IN A DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS. SEE ALSO NCJ 67306. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Civil liability; Civil remedies; Civil rights; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Freedom of assembly and association; On-duty offenses; Police Brutality; Right to counsel; Right to fair trial
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