20/20 Hindsight

The California wildfires are wreaking havoc among Californians’ houses, businesses, and schools.  California’s largest wildfire in state history is all consuming with tough decisions being made each minute to contain the fire and deter further destruction. With disasters such as this, investigations may follow and allegations may be made. Each decision may be scrutinized, with 20/20 hindsight, to determine if something else could or should have been done to hinder the damage and if the right decisions were made at the time. Agencies may come under fire as well as those individuals involved in making those pressured minute to minute decisions.

As law enforcement officers, you are keenly aware of how these folks will be scrutinized through a 20/20 lens. Fellow officers have been accused by subjects of violating constitutional rights, and have faced allegations by special interest groups, and even coworkers, that actions were excessive.  It is important you are equipped with the right tools to contain the allegation you may be facing based on the situation and conditions at the time they were unfolding. These fires should be a reminder to you of how critical quality legal representation is when facing a serious allegation or investigation. It is essential that you have the necessary safeguards in place to protect your career and ambitions from collateral damage at the first hint of an allegation.

Access to dedicated, knowledgeable and tenacious attorneys through FEDS professional liability insurance is your best means of extinguishing potential long-term damages to your future. For information on your specific exposures, how professional liability insurance protects you, or why FEDS Protection is recommended by the leading law enforcement associations, visit us at www.fedsprotection.com or call us at 866-955-FEDS.  FEDS Protection must be in place prior to knowledge of an incident that could result in a claim - or coverage will not apply.

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