Week 8 - Legal Liabilities

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 55

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  • 1. 
    Police legal liability cases are divided into state and federal law jurisdictions.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Each of the legal liability cases are sub-divided into:
    • A. 

      Civil Iiability

    • B. 

      Criminal liability

    • C. 

      Exclusionary rule

    • D. 

      Administrative liability

    • E. 

      Exclusion of evidence

    • F. 

      Revocation of license

    • G. 

      Punitive damages

  • 3. 
    In order for a section 1983 lawsuit to succeed the defendant must prove both the plaintiff was acting under the color of law and there was a violation of a right given by the constitution under federal law.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The two main categories of torts under state law are intentional and negligent.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The 5 main categories of intentional torts under state law are:
    • A. 

      False arrest and false imprisonment

    • B. 

      False arraignment

    • C. 

      Assault and battery

    • D. 

      Excessive use of non-deadly force

    • E. 

      Special relationship

    • F. 

      Color of law

    • G. 

      Excessive use of deadly force

    • H. 

      Wrongful death

  • 6. 
    The 2 most common defenses in police suits are:
    • A. 

      Qualified immunity

    • B. 

      Color of law

    • C. 

      Probable cause

    • D. 

      Due process

  • 7. 
    The public duty doctrine states that government functions are owed to the general public but not to a specific person, thus there is no liability for failing to protect a member of the public.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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