The Laws Governing Police Misconduct

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  • Law & Legal Procedure1.50 Law & Legal Procedure

Practice Area

  • Criminal Law Criminal Law

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In this course, criminal law expert, Coleen Middleton, Esq. explores Federal and State laws that govern criminal activity and misconduct committed by local police officers. Ms. Middleton goes over the different types of police misconduct, including but not limited to police brutality and police corruption.  She explains the difference between suing state and federal law enforcement officials; one may sue federal law enforcement officers, but it is important to understand the jurisdictional requirements to do so, which arise not under a federal statute, but under the Supreme Court case of Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents, 404 U.S 388 (1971) (known as a “Bivens action”). The course will begin with the history of police brutality laws, then go into what is considered a police crime, while providing an understanding of how the U.S. Constitution, Federal and Civil Statues, State Laws, and Case Law governs this type of crime in the United States.

About the Presenters

Coleen F. Middleton, Esq.

Coleen F. Middleton, Esq.

Practice Area:Criminal Law
Ms. Middleton is the founding member of The Law Offices of Coleen F. Middleton, Esq. PLLC.  As a former Assistant United States Attorney and Princeton graduate, Coleen helps attorneys nationwide to succeed by providing legal research, brief writing,…
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