The statute known as Section 1983, was passed to protect civil rights to unlawfully act under (color of law) the authority of law to deprive another person of their rights by acting out of the scope of the authority granted to him/her under the state (Gaines and Kappeler, 2011). The color of law means when a...
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...existing law and if the decision violated federally protect rights. The third is determining if probable caused existed under search and seizure and had reason to believe that she/he was following due process as interpreted as good faith (pp. 403-404).
As a result, 42 of the U.S. Coded, section 1983 has acted as a remedy to those injured as a result of abusive government power. Therefore, law enforcement must take federally protected rights under the color of law, departmental policies, liability training, and public safety very serious because government officials can be held to the duty doctrine to protect the public’s rights and cannot cause reckless harm. Neglectful and abusive practices in violation of the law under section 1983, not only affects an individual officer, but it can also adversely affect the agency and governments relating back to the taxpayers.
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