Police Civil Liability

Library Professors Instructions: Police Civil Liability
There is no debate that we are living in a very litigious society. Lawsuits against police
departments and officers are on the rise. How do you think these lawsuits affect
officers when doing their jobs? Does it prevent good police work? How should police
administrators deal with potential issues realted to liability and negligence?
Research the The Abner Louima Torture Case page with the New York Police
Department. What are your thoughts about what the police officers involved did to
Abner Louima? What was the outcome of the criminal charges against the police
officers? What was the outcome of the civil lawsuit against the police officers involved 5
in the case? Do you agree with the results of the criminal and civil cases? Why or why
not?