Firm Provides Training on Liability Issues to Sheriff’s Departments
On February 27th, attorneys from several firm offices presented a four-hour training session to a central Illinois county Sheriff's Department on principles, guidelines, and suggestions on how to effectively meet the standards of professional responsibility and minimize the chances of facing claims for alleged constitutional and state law violations. The presentation was broken into two sections: a session for sheriff's deputies and a session for jail staff.
The updates on liability issues were presented by the following attorneys:
- Pursuit Issues – Matt Booker and Theresa Powell of the Springfield office
- Civilian Video Recordings – Chrissie Peterson (Peoria)
- Police Reports – Doug Bitner (Springfield)
- Excessive Force – Keith Fruehling (Urbana) and Theresa Powell
- The Concealed Carry Act – Chrissie Peterson
- Jail Law and Reporting/Documentation Issues – Theresa Powell
Heyl Royster's work with governmental entities and their officials runs the gamut from representing local governmental entities in matters concerning civil rights and employment law to drafting ordinances, general operational counseling, and all facets of litigation. Our attorneys defend law enforcement officers around the state in civil rights claims ranging from allegations of excessive force to prisoner claims of deliberate indifference under the 8th and 14th amendments.