The Civil Liabilities Division coordinates with the Department of Risk Management, County Counsel and independent law firms in defending the Department and its employees in state and federal litigation. The majority of litigation involves lethal force encounters, traffic accidents, in-custody deaths and significant use of force incidents.
The division also processes Worker Compensation claims involving volunteers, professional and safety employees. In addition, we process all Medical Disability Retirements.
Issues handled by the Sheriff's Civil Liabilities Division:
Officer involved shootings
Use of force
Unit involved traffic accidents
Public Records Act requests
Workers' Compensation claims
Civil subpoenas for employee appearances
Subpoenas for record