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1. AELE has a new Monthly Law Journal article: Civil Liability for the Use of Pepper Spray, Tear Gas, and Chemical Agents.


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2. The Apr. 2014 issues of AELE’s three periodicals have been uploaded.


The current issues, back issues since 2000, case digests since 1975, and a search engine are FREE. Everyone is welcome to read, print or download AELE publications without charge. The main menu is at:


*** Law Enforcement Liability Reporter ***


This issue has cases on assault & battery, false arrest, firearms related, First Amendment, medical care, police plaintiffs, and search & seizure.


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*** Fire, Police & Corrections Personnel Reporter ***


This issue has cases on demotions, disability benefits, handicap discrimination, pensions, retaliatory personnel action, search & seizure, sexual harassment, and workers’ compensation.


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*** Jail and Prisoner Law Bulletin ***


This issue has cases on disability discrimination, ECWs, false imprisonment, force-feeding, medical care, assault by officer, religion, and segregation.


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3. Selected criminal law and procedure cases are at two other free websites.


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AELE has a free search tool covering our database of more than 35,000 case summaries, since 1975.


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