SCOPO Legal Issues

16-Nov-2015

U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Qualified Immunity Protections

U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Qualified Immunity Protections Ruling last week in a controversial pursuit case involving a Texas public safety officer who killed a fleeing felon while trying to shoot his car, the U.S. Supreme Court has reinforced qualified immunity protections for peace officers..

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12-Nov-2015

U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Qualified Immunity Protections For Peace Officers in Deadly Pursuit Case

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel Peace officers whose enforcement actions “fall . . . in the hazy border between excessive and acceptable force” still may enjoy qualified immunity from liability under a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued earlier this week. Ruling in a c..

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12-Oct-2015

California Supreme Court Restores Sanity to Procedures For Prosecution Access to Peace Officer Personnel Records

By Christopher W. Miller, Esq. SCOPO General Counsel Overturning a decision by the First District Court of Appeal, the California Supreme Court has reiterated that prosecutors, like criminal defendants, must file a Pitchess motion to get access to the confidential personnel records of pea..

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March 4, 2016
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