Forward — Police Misconduct and Kibbe v. City of Springfield

11 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2018

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Harris Freeman

Western New England University School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

The Law Review’s 2017 symposium, “Perspectives on Racial Justice in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter,” appropriately opened with a panel that addressed the ongoing challenge of combatting police misconduct, as seen through the lens of Kibbe v. City of Springfield, a civil rights case that unfolded in Western Massachusetts and reached the United States Supreme Court thirty years ago. Kibbe presented the Court with the question of what the proper standard of liability should be for a municipality accused of a civil rights violation under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for inadequately training a police officer who violates a person’s civil rights.

Keywords: #blacklivesmatter, Black Lives Matter Movement, Police Misconduct, Police Training, Kibbe v. City of Springfield, Civil Rights, Racial Equality, Race Relations, African Americans

Suggested Citation

Freeman, Harris, Forward — Police Misconduct and Kibbe v. City of Springfield (2018). Western New England Law Review, Vol. 40, p. 393, 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3269883

Harris Freeman (Contact Author)

Western New England University School of Law ( email )

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

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