When someone dies or has their constitutional rights violated in an encounter with the police, police can be sued. But why are these suits so tough to win, even in the worst cases of police misconduct? And what does the multiple millions of dollars in damages every year say about the state of police abuse in the U.S.?
David Rudovsky is a national leader in civil rights and civil liberties litigation. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a founding partner in Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg.
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