Question 701 / 1 ptsThe "Brady" decision relates to:the passage of the Brady Act after James Brady was shot during an attempted assassination of President Reagana Supreme Court decision that permits police departments to order officers to submit to drug or alcohol tests to enforce related policiesthe due process requirements to which police officers are entitled before they can be disciplined or terminatedCorrect!
the Supreme Court ruling that defendants in criminal cases have the right to exculpatory evidence that the prosecution possessesQuestion 711 / 1 ptsWith regard to police use of deadly force, the Supreme Court reasoned that:it is constitutionally reasonable to use deadly force unless at nighttimeusing deadly force is allowed only if one is escaping in a motor vehiclethe officer must take into account the prior criminal history of the felonCorrect!the use of deadly force to prevent the escape of all felony suspects was constitutionally unreasonableQuestion 721 / 1 ptsAccording to Ellwyn Stoddard, mooching, chiseling, and shakedowns are examples of:the rotten apple theorythe thin blue lineCorrect!blue-coat crimebirds of a feather syndromeQuestion 731 / 1 ptsIn 2007 the U.S. Supreme Court held that an officer's attempt to end a high-speed car chase that threatens the lives of innocent bystanders:can only be done if it does not place the fleeing driver at risk of serious injury or deathcan only be done if the fleeing motorist is an adultviolates the Fifth AmendmentCorrect!does not violate the Fourth AmendmentQuestion 741 / 1 ptsA tort is:an instrument used by lawyers to file criminal chargesthe amount of money spent by police officers for false arrest protectiona legal term meaning "let the decision stand"Correct!the infliction of some injury upon one person by anotherQuestion 751 / 1 ptsWhich of the following is not an area in which Section 1983 lawsuits can be used against police administrators?Correct!
Improper training of officersFailure to properly administer or grade tests during the hiring processImproper termination of an officer accused of misconductAll of the above situations can lead to Section 1983 lawsuits.Question 761 / 1 ptsWhich governmental entity is not entitled to sovereign immunity?The federal governmentCorrect!Municipal governmentsState governmentsAll of these enjoy the protection of sovereign immunity.Question 771 / 1 ptsWhich of the following statements about civil litigation against the police is false?The cost of civil suits can be extremely high.Litigation can have beneficial effects.Correct!The majority of lawsuits against the police are frivolous in nature.Municipalities can purchase liability insurance for civil lawsuits.Question 781 / 1 ptsIn which case did the Supreme Court hold that a local unit of government could be held liable for the negligence by its officers?
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