Card Set Information
What is a TORT?
Civil lawsuit. Injury or damage against a private person where monetary damages are issued.
What is CIVIL LITIGATION?
Neglect or intentional conduct in which people suffer property damage
Name the three types of torts?
What is a NEGLECT TORT?
An officer, by acting or failing to act allows for injury to occur. It's an error of judgement
What is an INTENTIONAL TORT?
If an officer acts intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly then they become responsible
What is a CONSTITUTIONAL TORT?
A violation that causes harm or damage in violation of constitutional guarantee to individuals.
What are PUNITIVE DAMAGES?
Monetary rewards in an effort to PUNISH an officer and to SEND A MESSAGE to other officers
What is a CRIME?
An act against the general public or the state
What is the difference between a CRIME and a TORT?
42 US 1983
It allows for plaintiffs to pursue police officers for liability
41 USC 1985
Allows people to sue two or more individuals who may have conspired against such individual
18 USC 241
18 USC 242
States that officers may receive jail time
What is the #1 claim asserted in civil rights' claims?
How many days does a person have to report excessive force?