Police Civil Liability: Supreme Court Cases and Materials by Victor E. Kappeler
416 pages, $41.95 list
1-57766-442-6
978-1-57766-442-0
Police Civil Liability
Supreme Court Cases and Materials
Second Edition
The thirty-five Supreme Court cases in the second edition provide a solid, accessible foundation for understanding civil liability law and its impact on policing operations and management. This convenient resource also includes a brief review of the basics of judicial reasoning and a short introduction on how to brief cases. These materials and the discussion questions at the end of each section help readers understand the process of legal inquiry and analysis and the changing nature of police civil liability law. An excellent complement to Kappeler’s text Critical Issues in Police Civil Liability, Fourth Edition!
Table of Contents
Overview of the Court and Case Law
Supreme Court of the United States
Learning Legal Reasoning and Reading Case Law
How to Brief a Case

I. MUNICIPAL LIABILITY AND IMMUNITY
Monroe v. Pape
Monell v. Dept. of Social Services of the City of New York
Owen v. City of Independence, Missouri
Leatherman v. Tarrant County Narcotics Intelligence and Coordination Unit
Discussion Questions

II. INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITY LAWSUITS
Brandon v. Holt
Kentucky v. Graham
Will v. Michigan Department of State Police
Hafer v. Melo
Inyo County, California, et al. v. Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony et al.
Discussion Questions

III. POLICY, CUSTOM, AND POLICYMAKERS
City of Oklahoma City v. Tuttle
Pembaur v. City of Cincinnati
City of St. Louis v. Praprotnik
Board of the County Commissioners of Bryan County, Oklahoma v. Brown, et al.
McMillian v. Monroe County, Alabama
Discussion Questions

IV. POLICE USE OF FORCE
Tennessee v. Garner
Graham v. Connor
City of Los Angeles v. Heller
Saucier v. Katz, et al.
Discussion Questions

V. INADEQUATE TRAINING AND DUE PROCESS
City of Canton, Ohio v. Harris
Collins v. City of Harker Heights, Texas
Soldal v. Cook County, Illinois
Albright v. Oliver
Wilson v. Layne
Groh v. Ramirez et al.
Muehler et al. v. Mena
Discussion Questions

VI. POLICE USE OF VEHICLES
Brower v. County of Inyo
County of Sacramento v. Lewis
Chavez v. Martinez
Town of Castle Rock, Colorado v. Gonzales, Individually and as Next Best Friend of Her Deceased Minor Children, Gonzales et al.
Discussion Questions

VII. THE SCOPE OF INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY
Harlow v. Fitzgerald
Briscoe v. LaHue
Malley v. Briggs
Anderson v. Creighton
Hunter v. Bryant
Rochelle Brosseau v. Kenneth J. Haugen
Discussion Questions

Appendixes:
Selected Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Selected Federal Statutes
Revisions to Rules of the Supreme Court of the United States
Members of the Supreme Court of the United States
Glossary of Legal Terms