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Police Misconduct: Hot Topics Under Section 1983

Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration for Session Only: $199.00

Registration plus Session Recording and Written Materials: $268.00


Are you up-to-date on the laws pertaining to police misconduct and civil liability?

If you litigate or advise under ยง 1983, get ahead of the opposition. This topic will cover new directions on the police use of force, trends, controversies, resources, and much more.

It will help you to stay up-to-the-minute on: Supreme Court decisions in the current term; new restrictions on Taser use; the Supreme Court's rejection of the 'provocation' rule; consensus policies on de-escalation and shooting at vehicles; dealing with emotionally disturbed persons (EDPs); and the debate over body worn cameras (BWCs). Plus links to resources you can use in your practice will be provided.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Supreme Court Review

  • District of Columbia v. Wesby
  • Artis v. District of Columbia
  • Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach
  • Three Criminal Cases With Search and Seizure Issues

Less-Lethal Force and Use of Tasers

  • New "Consensus" Policies on Use of Force
  • Tasers and Electronic Control Weapons (ECWs)
  • Discontinuance of X26 Model
  • Admissibility of "Consensus" Policies as Evidence of "Reasonableness"

Deadly Force and Emotionally Disturbed Persons

  • Supreme Court's Rejection of Provocation Rule, County of Los Angeles v. Mendez
  • IACP's National Consensus Policy and PERF's Guiding Principles
  • De-Escalation and Subjects With Edged Weapons
  • Failure to Train on De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention
  • ADA and Exigent Circumstances Exception

Shooting at Vehicles

  • Supreme Court and Qualified Immunity
  • Consensus Policies

Issues Raised With Police Body Worn Cameras (BWCs)

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • NALA
For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.

Instructor Profile:

Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

  • Litigator, author, presenter, and former administrative appeals judge
  • Lead counsel in 300-350 police misconduct cases, including 30 jury trials, involving Fourth Amendment excessive force, false arrest, illegal search, fatal shootings, positional asphyxia, cell suicide, pursuits, failure to render medical assistance, failure to protect, First Amendment, malicious prosecution, and wrongful conviction
  • Assistant corporation counsel and assistant attorney general for the District of Columbia and outside counsel to New Hampshire’s Property and Liability Insurance Trust
  • Presenter at national programs for Georgetown University Law Center, Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association and the Federal Judicial Center for District and Magistrate Judges
  • Author of law review and magazine articles on police misconduct
  • Member International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Sheriffs Association, and Police Executive Research Forum
  • Formerly associate and partner at prominent New Hampshire law firms; chief of staff U.S. General Services Administration; and rendered 750 final decisions on employment and labor issues for the Executive Branch of the United States Government as member, chairman, chief judge, U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board and member Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • J.D. degree, Georgetown University Law Center, Dartmouth College, and Harvard University
  • Can be contacted at 603-356-5106 or

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