Law Enforcement Intelligence Report

Taser

Excessive Force – Qualified Immunity
U.S. Courts of Appeal have issued decisions setting forth the conditions needed to determine if the use of a Taser involves the use of excessive force. There are also issues of qualified immunity for police officers who are sued under sec. 1983 of the civil rights act. This audio CD explores the implication of these two decisions on police officers. The decisions are: Brooks v. City of Seattle, Mattos v. Agarano – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
You will learn:
  • The implications of the Supreme Court not granting certiorari
  • The use of Taser in Drive Stun Mode
  • The use of a Taser in a Dart Mode
  • What is the two step test for qualified immunity?
  • Under what conditions are police officer granted qualified immunity?
  • How to determine if force is excessive?
  • Applying the Graham test to an invasion of Constitutional rights
  • Factors in determining "immediate threat"
Includes a 20 minute audio CD with a PowerPoint presentation.
Featuring Henry M. Quinlan, Esq.
CD Price: $30.00
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