Legal aspects of police administration
Police officers are exposed to liability for all their actions, however courts usually avoid second guessing police actions. A tort would occur if a police officer intentionally commits an act recognized as a tort without justification. The 1983 statute provides citizens with a way of remedying violations of civil rights. The 1983 statute has resulted in the most police lawsuits (Lemieux, 2013).
In the United States of America, substantive due process is a principle that enables courts to enforce and protect fundamental rights from the government. The fifth and fourteenth amendment of the constitution prevents federal and state governments from depriving people of properly, liberty and life without due process of the law (Lemieux, 2013).
Among law enforcement agencies, sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, sexual favors, or sexual request. Verbal and physical conduct of a sexual nature also counts as sexual harassment. There is a zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and if proven guilty a law enforcement officer will face dire consequences.
Lemieux. (2013). International Police Cooperation: Emerging issues, theory and practice. Routledge.