Legal Liability

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Legal Liability
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2011-02-20 21:26:03
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  1. What is a TORT?
    Civil lawsuit. Injury or damage against a private person where monetary damages are issued.
  2. What is CIVIL LITIGATION?
    Neglect or intentional conduct in which people suffer property damage
  3. Name the three types of torts?
    • Negligent Tort
    • Intentional Tort
    • Constitutional Tort
  4. What is a NEGLECT TORT?
    An officer, by acting or failing to act allows for injury to occur. It's an error of judgement
  5. What is an INTENTIONAL TORT?
    If an officer acts intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly then they become responsible
  6. What is a CONSTITUTIONAL TORT?
    A violation that causes harm or damage in violation of constitutional guarantee to individuals.
  7. What are PUNITIVE DAMAGES?
    Monetary rewards in an effort to PUNISH an officer and to SEND A MESSAGE to other officers
  8. What is a CRIME?
    An act against the general public or the state
  9. What is the difference between a CRIME and a TORT?
    • Crime: Jail
    • Tort: Money
  10. 42 US 1983
    It allows for plaintiffs to pursue police officers for liability
  11. 41 USC 1985
    Allows people to sue two or more individuals who may have conspired against such individual
  12. 18 USC 241
    18 USC 242
    States that officers may receive jail time
  13. What is the #1 claim asserted in civil rights' claims?
    Excessive Force
  14. How many days does a person have to report excessive force?
    10

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