One of the most common forms of lawsuits filed against not only criminal justice professionals but all public employees is a civil rights suit or what is known as a 1983 action for an alleged violation of a plaintiff’s constitutional rights. This webinar will provide a basic understanding of what such suits are, their essential elements of what a plaintiff has to prove and some of the key defenses such as qualified immunity.
The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is one of the largest associations of law enforcement professionals in the United States, representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation, and a total membership of more than 20,000. NSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among sheriffs, their deputies, and others in the field of criminal justice and public safety. Throughout its seventy-seven year history, NSA has served as an information clearinghouse for sheriffs, deputies, chiefs of police, other law enforcement professionals, state governments and the federal government.