Law Enforcement Legal Update & Best Practices - Case Law Impacting Law Enforcement Operations with Jack Ryan
Law Enforcement Legal Update & Best Practices: Case Law Impacting Law Enforcement Operations
with Jack Ryan, Attorney
Tuesday, November 27, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Elizabethtown Police Department
300 South Mulberry
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Provided by Kentucky League of Cities Insurance Services (KLCIS) Law Enforcement
Offered at no cost to KLCIS member departments.
Overview of Legal Developments:
- Legal Update and Emerging Legal Trends
- “Why Are We Getting Sued?”
- Dealing with Mentally Ill & Emotionally Disturbed Persons and Use of Force
- Use of force updates, TASER position
- Training documentation
- Depositions including vehicle operations (driving/pursuits),
- Report Writing (what's important to document)
- 1st Amendment Audits
Course Objectives: Over the last two decades law enforcement agencies and individual law enforcement officers in the United States have been the subject of intense public scrutiny. The litigious condition of American society has been a key factor in this scrutiny. The very nature of police work I.e. use of force; high-speed driving and pursuits; and arrest, lends itself to complaints and lawsuits from those that law enforcement officers have contact with. Law enforcement officers must have a working knowledge of developing laws relating to police liability and discipline. Officers must be aware that they may be held accountable for decisions made by a court having jurisdiction over them. It is the developing law that guides police training, operations, individual conduct and operations. A failure to recognize the importance of this area of the law can lead to serious monetary consequences for individual police officers, supervisors, police executives and police agencies as a whole. In extreme cases, a failure to follow the rules set forth by the courts can result in criminal sanctions.
This training is structured to assist officers and agencies in assessing their particular level of risk-exposure by examining court decisions that have interpreted acceptable standards of conduct by officers.