Police, The Fourth Amendment, Qualified Immunity

Video: Policeman versus ex-policeman

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The retired policeman (the one in street clothes in the vid) got a $30K settlement of claims in 2009. Recently a civil jury awarded $200K to the policeman (the one in uniform) basically because the jury believed that the police department took too many steps to keep the policeman from getting another police job after they fired him for the conduct shown in the video. The jury did find the firing itself to be acceptable, so itshould be understood that the liability was not for the firing itself.

Police reactions and link to full story over at the PoliceOne.

EDIT NOTE: Changed “ex-policeman” to –retired policeman– in the body of the post (but not in the title).

Written by Burgers Allday

November 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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