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INTERNAL AFFAIRS

24 HOURS

I. DISCIPLINARY PROCESS FOR SUPERVISOR'S

A. Introduction

B. Anticipation of Problems
1. Proactive Approach - proper training
2. Positive vs. negative discipline

C. Related Civil Litigation
1. Vicarious Liability
a. Modern Trends (e.g. negligent training, retention, hiring, entrustment, supervision)
b. Entity liability under 42USC s1983 - color of law deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process.
2. Defenses and Damages


II. DISCIPLINARY PROCESS

A. Citizen Complaints
1. Procedure
a. Response to citizen
b. Retention upon disposition
2.Recourse for false complaints

B. Internal Investigations
1. Types of Misconduct
a. Violation of Law
b. Violation of Department Policy
c. Neglect of duty
d. C.U.B.O.
2. Application of Public Safety Officer's Procedural Bill of Rights Act
a. Who it applies to
b. When it applies
c. Specific application of individual provisions and related case law.
3. Right to Representation
a. When
b. Role of defense representatives
4. Substance Abuse Testing
a. Mov v. 4th Amendment
b. Substantial Evidence, or
c. Objective symptoms
5. Non-Sworn Employees
a. MMB
b. Long Beach City Employees Association v. Long Beach (1986), 41 Cal.3d.937
6. Criminal Investigations
7. Adverse Comments
8. C.U.B.O.

C. Skelly Process
1. Administrative Appeal
2. Alternate Remedies

D. Grievance Procedures


III. PERSONNEL FILES

A. Maintenance

B. Discovery (Pitchess motions)
1. Retention
2. Privileges and Confidentiality
3. Response to discovery requests

C. Inspection - Labor Code s1198.5s6.c.s.31011


IV. DEPARTMENT POLICY MANUALS

A. Scope

B. Mandatory vs. Discretionary Language

C. Stranded Motorist policy

V. CASE LAW

A. Tort Liability

B. Unfit Person

C. Hair Cuts and Facial Hair

D. Probationary Employees Hearing

E. Removal or Suspension Procedures

F. Criticism Against Supervisors

G. Illicit Conduct

H. Dereliction of Duty


VI. POLICE AND THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS

A. Judicial Review of Disciplinary Hearings

B. Entitlement to and Nature of Post-disciplinary Hearing

C. Nature of Hearing Available Under Due Process

D. Cases of Alleged Coerced Resignations

E. Grounds Upon Which discipline may be Imposed

F. Predisciplinary Proceedings

G. Rights of Employees who are the Subject of Investigations

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