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Issue: April 2019

Authors: Steve LeoneDavid Soucy - Genesis

Summary:
As promised in our 2018 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Legal Review, Genesis is pleased to release its 2018 Full-Year Review.

This article provides a summary of the Washington Posts’ updated fatal police shootings statistics, including those involving people with mental illness. It also provides a discussion on qualified immunity along with a representative sampling of settlements and verdicts which occurred in 2018 as reported by the media. It’s important to note that the final disposition of these matters may differ from the published news reports based on post-trial legal proceedings and/or subsequent negotiated settlements.

The Genesis Public Entity team continues to monitor use of force statistics, settlements and verdicts, as well as any additional legislation that may impact our clients.

Issue: February 2019

Author: David Soucy - Genesis

Summary:
Recent abuse cases in the news have paved the way for public awareness and outrage of sexual abuse. With that has come an unprecedented increase in verdicts and settlements. This publication is a current day analysis of the sexual abuse and molestation exposure for public institutions. We explore "Why the increase in claims?" and look at some verdicts and settlements over the past 15 months.

More importantly, we provide 6 ways that institutions can reduce the risk of immense verdicts.

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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?