Party on the Beach
Your initial post should be a minimum of 150 words.
Consider the following scenario and then respond to the questions below.
In celebration of Independence Day, a large event was held near the beach in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 4th. Late into the night, the event became rowdy and disorderly, prompting residents to call the police. When police arrived, the crowd immediately became hostile and began shooting fireworks and throwing objects at the police. In response, the police brought in beanbag guns and high-pressure hoses to subdue the crowd. The crowd was eventually dispersed, but not before Amber was shot in the eye with a beanbag, eventually leading to blindness.
Amber has brought suit against the West Palm Beach police department for negligent entrustment under § 1983.
Answer the following 3 questions:
Fully discuss the constitutional responsibility the police have to Amber.
What statutory elements must Amber prove to prevail in this case?
Should the police be held liable in this case? Explain fully.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
The post and responses are valued at 40 points. Please review post and response expectations. Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets criteria.
Estimated time to complete: 2 hours
******I want you to take the stance that the police officers should not be held liable for the incident that happened with Amber!*****