Corpus ID: 153614012

Why Civil Rights Lawsuits Do NOt Deter Police Misconduct: The Conundrum of Indemnification And a Proposed Solution

@article{Emery2000WhyCR,
  title={Why Civil Rights Lawsuits Do NOt Deter Police Misconduct: The Conundrum of Indemnification And a Proposed Solution},
  author={Richard Emery and Ilann Margalit Maazel},
  journal={Fordham Urban Law Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={587}
}
This essay argues that indemnification of police officers found liable in civil suits works against deterring officers from future misconduct. The essay explains how the existing indemnification scheme results in tax payers funding these judgments and settlements and explains the mechanisms surrounding representation of a defendant officer and the city’s indemnification of a decision. The author suggests a solution that allows for compensation of plaintiffs and deterrence of officers. Under the… Expand
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