When police fail to perform their duties, perform them negligently, or abuse their authority, the possibility of civil liability exists. In a Microsoft Word report of 5–7 pages, analyze civil liability as a protective action against unfair treatment by law enforcement agencies. In order to ensure that your analysis is thorough and accurate, include the following in your analysis:
- Which historical events or features led to civil liability and litigation as it is today?
- How is civil liability different from officer liability? How is it different from criminal liability?
- How is civil liability beneficial to law enforcement today?
- In what ways can police and law enforcement officials protect themselves against civil liability suits?