Use of Force – Law and Liability
Tuesday August 31st from 0800 to 1700
Hosted by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office
2501 Midpoint Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525
This course presents a comprehensive “deep-dive” into the legal aspects of the use of force including societal pressures on the Reasonable Officer standard. This course is the only one of its kind that includes Colorado-specific statutes and case law.
The cost of this course is $150 per seat. The class size is strictly limited to only 40 seats!
The historical and present development of the law governing the use of force by law enforcement officers.
The concept and fallacies of the Reasonable Officer standard.
Determining the legal requirements for different degrees of force.
The “range of reasonableness.”
Use of Force versus Show of Force
Civil Liability under Federal law.
Civil Liability under state law.
Qualified Immunity and the “Perfect Storm.”
Societal Pressures on the Reasonable Officer Standard.