Since its formation in 2003, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, run by the U.S. Marshals Service, has arrested nearly 50,000 fugitives. Widely considered one of the nation’s most successful fugitive apprehension units, this Cleveland-based task force has arrested 1,687 fugitives for murder, 3,063 for sex crimes, and 4,160 for robbery, and has seized nearly $4.4 million in illicit cash, 2,178 weapons, and 1,962 pounds of narcotics.
The work of the 350 men and women that make up this task force is vital to the safety of their communities; not only are they protecting citizens from active fugitives, they are able to provide invaluable closure to the families of fugitives’ victims, as well. Officers on the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force go after the most dangerous and most difficult to find suspects. When faced with violent fugitives, Task Force Officers are forced to make difficult split-second decisions to protect both the public and their fellow officers. This type of workplace makes even the best officers vulnerable to lawsuits. While pursuing dangerous fugitives, the last thing officers should have to worry about is the possibility of their actions resulting in an investigation.
Task Force Officers are vulnerable to the same allegations and lawsuits as federal law enforcement officers. These suits usually involve either a claim of alleged violation under the 4th Amendment, claiming an unlawful search or seizure, or another constitutional tort, such as 1st, 5th, or 8th Amendment violations, arising out of an enforcement action. With increasing media attention being placed on law enforcement, it is more important than ever that Task Force Officers are protected from potential allegations. Even if you are ultimately vindicated, defending yourself against an allegation can be financially and emotionally draining. FEDS Protection will help you.
FEDS understands the unique risks that only officers who deal with potentially dangerous individuals can truly appreciate. As a FEDS member, you will be assigned your own personal attorney to defend you against any work-related allegations, claims, and lawsuits. The FEDS Policy provides coverage for Administrative and Disciplinary Matters, Personal Capacity Lawsuits, and Criminal Investigations that you could be subjected to for performing the duties of your job. FEDS Protection will do everything we can to alleviate the impact of potential allegations.
For more information about how FEDS can protect Task Force Officers, please visit www.fedsprotection.com/task-force-officer-PLI
or call (866) 955-FEDS 8:30am – 6pm, Monday – Friday. Enrollment takes 5 minutes.