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Failure to Train

Can an agency be liable for failing to train its officers on a specific tool?

 


 

Laura L. Scarry | From the March 2012 Issue Tuesday, March 20, 2012

With the purchase of new products comes the related question of whether a police agency is charged with the responsibility of providing training to the law enforcement officer. If so, how much training is necessary before officers can use a new tool on a day-to-day basis? Can an agency be liable for failing to train its officers on a specific tool? If so, what’s required for liability to attach?



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Laura L. ScarryLaura L. Scarry, Law Officer's Legal Eagle columnist, is a partner in the law firm of DeAno & Scarry, with offices located in Wheaton and Chicago, Ill.

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