CSEA BENEFIT: GUN DISCHARGE PROGRAM
(Susan Radosh, CSEA Dep. Director of State Operations, Feb. 14, 2019)
To all our CSEA members working for the Unified Court System:
CSEA has a program available to any member who carries a firearm as a requirement in the performance of their UCS job duties. This program has existed for several years, and provides an important benefit for our members who carry firearms as a requirement of their job. This program provides free legal assistance in the event of a gun discharge by a member while in the line of duty. On occasion, physical force, including the discharge of a firearm may be used to affect an arrest. District Attorneys or other parties in the courtroom may question the discharge of the firearm, and this could lead to an investigation. Should such an investigation occur, CSEA’s Legal Assistance Program will provide representation to the member involved in the use of force incident 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This CSEA benefit works in the following way:
Please note that the CSEA Legal Assistance Program does not provide legal assistance for gun discharge incidents unrelated to the performance of a member’s official duties.
A list of CSEA Legal Assistance Gun Discharge Attorneys in your geographic area is attached here and is available at www.cseajudiciary.org, under Resources/Services.
Gun Discharge Attorneys List - Click Here