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Law Enforcement Statistics ... a Mid Year Review

How are the YTD police use of force statistics trending with prior years? This article will provide mid year statistics and highlight proposed legislation which, if passed, may dramatically change the policing landscape in CA and beyond.


Considering a Pool? Consider this ...

Before joining a pool, there are many things to evaluate. Knowing the right questions to ask is a great way to start. This article is intended to help you make an informed decision.


Law Enforcement Legal Update - A nationwide view of shootings involving police officers

Law Enforcement Legal Update - A nationwide view of shootings involving police officers summary


Are Municipalities Prepared for the Disruption from Technology?

While we can anticipate the implications of autonomous vehicles and automation within the Property/Casualty insurance industry, there may also be broad societal implications that could impact state and municipal governments.


Teen Drivers - Suggestions for Keeping Them Safe

It is well documented that newly licensed teen drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. For years, states have tried to address this problem in various ways, but this problem still persists.


Wrongful Convictions - A New Perspective

As an insurance claim professional, I see wrongful conviction claims of all varieties. The nonfiction book Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin Rachlin, offers an incredible perspective on wrongful convictions and their most common causes.


Outsourcing Government Functions - Three Tips to Success

In order to reduce the costs of government services, public sector entities are considering outsourcing those responsibilities to private sector companies.


A Mid-term Self Evaluation of our Blog

Now that our blog is over six months old, it's a good time to take stock of our posts. In this installment, I offer a few thoughts on what we're trying to accomplish.


The Value of Attending Industry Conferences - An Underwriter's Perspective

As more and more demands for time are placed on our professional and personal lives, it makes me wonder if getting on an airplane to head to yet another insurance industry conference is the best use of my time.


Is There More to Working Out Than Just Exercise?

The health benefits of exercise are well documented and getting fit has been shown to help prevent and improve many health concerns. Not talked about as much is how getting fit can bring improvements to all aspects of life. The following blog offers one person's account of the benefits of getting fit and illustrates how the lessons learned in the gym can carry over into both home and professional life.


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What's Next for Qualified Immunity?

Steven Leone

Over the last several weeks, the nation has been focused on the criminal trial and conviction of Derek Chauvin for the tragic death of George Floyd. Since George Floyd’s death nearly a year ago, police reform efforts have advanced with greater urgency. There are increasing calls to regulate the police and to hold them accountable. In years past, qualified immunity may have been an obscure legal doctrine arising in civil lawsuits against government officials. Not anymore. Qualified immunity is in the spotlight. So, what’s next for qualified immunity?

Facial Recognition - Is It Possible to Remain Anonymous?

Steven Leone

Enhanced digital imagery, along with the development of artificial intelligence, has allowed for the increased use of facial recognition technology. However, these advancements have created new legal and ethical questions. Such questions are likely to be areas of rich debate for public entities, policymakers and the public. It makes us wonder if it is possible to remain anonymous in the age of facial recognition?