Safety Law News for June 19, 2017

  • The United States District Court in Connecticut ruled that two school resource officers were not immune from a civil lawsuit for damages for excessive force, assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress for tackling and tasing a high school student. [Jackson on Behalf of Z.J. v. City of Middletown].
  • In South Carolina, school officials in Horry County are looking to hire private armed guards to provide school security instead of contracting with police for school resource officers.  The private company, U.S. Security Associates, is an insured, American-owned company that provides private security in the United States.
  • In Kansas, educators in Topeka are hosting 6th and 7th grade students for a one-week SRO Camp.  The camp is a partnership between the Topeka Public Schools and the Topeka Police Department during the summer to give students and officers a fun way to get to know one another.