I am presenting the plaintiff’s portion of a continuing legal education seminar entitled “Handling the Police Liability Claim” in Charleston, West Virginia on March 27, 2009 at The Summit. I am presenting an overview of state law involving civil actions against police departments and officers, as well as an overview of common liability issues. Among the items discussed will be forms of immunity, criminal procedure rules, state case law, and state law causes of action. I probably will also discuss the significance and procedure of the Department of Justice’s pattern or practice investigations of police misconduct.
There also will be two seasoned defense attorneys there discussing an overview of federal law, an overview of the police internal investigation and disciplinary process, the filing of a state civil action, and the defending of a police liability claim. I am really looking forward to hearing their viewpoint and strategies for defending these cases.
You can register or find out more information on this CLE by calling 1-800-930-6182, or by visiting NBI’s website.
– John H. Bryan, West Virginia Attorney