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POLICE MISCONDUCT- The Nuts & Bolts of a Civil Rights Action


Date: 03/27/2019

3 Skills Credits


Join Andrew Laufer & Hon. Lucy Billings for an enlightening discussion on False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution. Recently instances of police misconduct 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 seminar will cover: 
• Probable Cause for an arrest, prosecution, and burden of proof
• 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 – ‘Yes you are entitled to it no matter what the defendants say….’ – 
• Documents, disciplinary history, and depositions
• Preparing for Trial – Use of Experts
• Damages




Andrew Laufer, Esq. - Co-Chair

Law Office of Andrew C. Laufer, PLLC




Hon. Lucy Billings

Supreme Court, New York County



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