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Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division

1/19-20/2023 - Civil Liability for SRT

Course Purpose: To advise law enforcement officers of common SRT civil liability areas, and of ways to avoid civil liability and how to defend against civil actions.

Course Objectives: At the end of the course, students will be familiar with Fourth Amendment doctrine, with specific reference to “reasonableness” in entering homes and in use of force. Students will be familiar with the legal standards involved in the use of force and deadly force. Students will become aware of the importance of legal procedures, personnel selection, operations, and tactics. Those attending the course will become familiar with potential supervisory liability. Students will be aware of how a lawsuit proceeds and the importance of the defense of qualified immunity.

Course Topics (to be supplemented by case law and statutes, to be provided by instructor):

  • --42 U.S.C. 1983 liability
  • --use of force standards, Tennessee v. Garner and its progeny
  • --state statutes on use of force
  • --how tactics and procedures can affect liability
  • --legal issues in execution of search warrant, including state statutes concerning same
  • --searches of the home, including searches of third party premises
  • --search warrant exceptions, including exigent circumstances and hot pursuit
  • --search warrant execution
  • --searches of persons present during search warrant execution
  • --how supervisors may be held liable for the acts of subordinates
  • -strategies to avoid civil liability
  • --qualified immunity
  • --hiring decisions
  • --training issues
  • --equipment issues
  • --eavesdropping and wiretapping
  • --policy considerations
  • --importance of written plan
  • --anatomy of a civil suit, including summary judgment

Hours/Credits - 16.0

Instructor - Andrew Tallmer, Esq.

Dates - January 19-20, 2023

Date: 01/19/2023 (Thu.)

Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm EDT

Location: 2096 Central Park Dr
2096 Central Park Dr, Winterville, NC 28590

Created by:   Pitt Community College Law Enforcement Training Division
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