Suffolk Law's Center for Advanced Legal Studies hosts "Policing in Trying Times: Law, Policy and Practice in a Post-9/11 World."
The Nov. 8 event will be at the law school, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
This program will bring together local and federal law enforcement officials, along with academics and lawyers who grapple with the myriad issues raised by police practices and policies in what many view as “trying times.” Policing has become fraught with new challenges to the persistent tension that has existed between safeguarding individual liberties and assuring both individual safety and public security.
Event highlights include a panel discussion about policing during the Boston Marathon bombing, which will include a U.S. Secret Service special agent, and a presentation about the issues raised by the legal challenge to police stop-and-frisk practice in New York City.
The speakers also will explain the fundamentals of the law of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 that govern many of the civil liability issues raised in police misconduct litigation. Attorneys who have litigated the First Amendment right to videotape police in the First Circuit and the Fourth Amendment issues raised by New York City’s “stop and frisk” policy will explain the law and strategy used in such cases. Law enforcement officials and government lawyers will provide insight into policies of pro-active policing, as well as practices that have been employed when agencies are faced with occupations, demonstrations, and critical incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings.
For more info and to register, visit the Center for Advanced Legal Studies.