Can "Failure to Train" Lead to Litigation?

05/18/2011
By John K. Murphy One thing about attorneys, there are more than enough issues to keep us busy and sometimes awake at night, but we continue to search for the most controversial and esoteric issues. For example, while conducting research for Training Officer Liabilities for FDIC, a fellow attorney referred me to a case that serves as an example of potential liability on municipalities and other governmental entities for failure to adequately train its employees. Although the case in question involves a police department, there are possible ramifications to consider that may affect the fire service as well.  The case is City of Canton, Ohio v. Harris, 489 U. S. 378 (1989), and it...

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