LAW 735-02 Civil Rts Police Misconduct

This course offers an introduction to federal civil rights litigation, principally under 42 U.S.C. sec. 1983, in the context of claims of misconduct such as wrongful arrest, imprisonment, and other wrongful denials of liberty; wrongful prosecution; excessive force; illegal search and seizure; wrongful interference with first amendment rights; and failure to protect. It will also examine immunity, defenses, and supervisory and government liability.