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Litigating Police Use of Excessive Force

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Date Published

March 16, 2017


New York State Trial Lawyers Association


Excessive Force


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Join Co-Chairs Andrew Laufer & Halina Radichanko along with Hon. Lucy Billings for a discussion on litigating police brutality cases. Recently instances of police brutality and discrimination have been at the forefront of our news headlines. Learn how to protect and represent your clients when they are faced with discrimination on the street.
This will be a discussion on trial issues surrounding cases of police brutality, such as:
Police Misconduct – Assault, Battery, and Excessive Force in an Arrest and Post-Arrest Scenario
42 USC 1983 and 1985 vs. NYS statutory Law – Claims Primer
Respondeat Superior vs. Monell Violations – Scope of Employment vs. Pattern and Practice
Jurisdiction and Venue – State vs. Federal Court – Drafting Pleadings
Discovery – ‘the games municipalities play…’ – Document Focus and Depositions
Preparing for Trial – Use of Experts

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Andrew Laufer
Esq. - Law Office of Andrew C. Laufer, PLLC

Halina Radchenko
Esq. - The Radchenko Law Firm, PLLC

Hon. Lucy Billings
Supreme Court, New York County

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Litigating Police Use of Excessive Force - Video
Litigating Police Use of Excessive Force - Paper
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