Officer Liability

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  • Topic: Police, Supreme Court of the United States, Lawsuit
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  • Published : July 6, 2012
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fficer liability, the next topic for your paper. Although each of the 4 questions seems to ask for nothing more than your opinion, remember that all papers require researched and supported positions and this one is no exception. Here are some tips to help you answer the questions: Do you think that there is a trend in this country towards stopping litigation against law enforcement officials? For this question, you should analyze the two cases and come to a conclusion about their effects on future litigation. What specific passages cause you to have this opinion? You may also conduct research and look for trends. Have there been more or fewer lawsuits since the cases?

Do you agree with the decisions in these cases? Why or why not? Do officers have enough to worry about without being concerned with potential lawsuits? Should we eliminate the ability of citizens to sue government in the kinds of cases in these examples? Whatever position you take, be specific. The more facts you provide the better. What arguments were presented on each side? Which points persuaded you? (Keep in mind, while completing this assignment, the video you watched regarding the elderly man getting tased by the officers because he was refusing to go to the hospital.) Recent cases have addressed the issue of liability with regards to both police officers’ individual liability as well as the potential civil liability of government entities. From your readings Town of Castle Rock v. and Brosseau v. Haugen one might say that these cases could be said to favor law enforcement. In 2-3 pages and by using APA style formatting, respond to the following questions: Do you think that this is a trend in this country towards stopping litigation against law enforcement officials? Do you agree with the decisions in these cases? Why or why not? Do officers have enough to worry about without being concerned with potential lawsuits? Should we eliminate the ability of citizens to sue government in...
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