Articles from May 2013



June 2013 Warning Bells Article

Accuracy versus political expediency I attended a seminar in Northern California in early May titled “Deadly Force in the Digital Era.” Basically, it was about the issue of capturing deadly force incidents on videotape. Videotaping of incidents, as all of us are aware, has become more and more common. This seminar was presented by Rains […]

Case Law: BAGGET v GATES

WARNING:  THE CASE INTERPRETATIONS ARE MY OWN AND OTHERS MAY DIFFER IN THEIR OPINIONS.  BE SURE TO CONTACT YOUR OWN COUNSEL BEFORE RELYING ON ANY OF THESE INTERPRETATIONS. Case Name: Bagget v. Gates Case Citation: (1982) 32 Cal. 3d 128 Quick Holding: POBRA may constitutionally be applied to charter cities such as Los Angeles. The […]

Case Law: GARRITY ET AL. v. NEW JERSEY

WARNING:  THE CASE INTERPRETATIONS ARE MY OWN AND OTHERS MAY DIFFER IN THEIR OPINIONS.  BE SURE TO CONTACT YOUR OWN COUNSEL BEFORE RELYING ON ANY OF THESE INTERPRETATIONS. Case Name: GARRITY ET AL. v. NEW JERSEY Case Citation: (1966) 385 U.S. 493 Quick Holding: Threats of removal from public office to induce one to forgo […]

May 2013 Warning Bells Article

The Wake of a Bullet I recently attended an AELE seminar titled “The Management, Oversight and Monitoring of Use of Force.” One of the speakers was from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. These are scary folks. They travel around the country investigating police agencies for violations of civil rights. In essence, they […]