Utilizing Brady Material to Enhance Actuarial Data for Professional Liability Insurance

Police misconduct and excessive use of force have been contentious issues that have spurred calls for systemic changes within law enforcement agencies. One potential solution involves the use of actuarial data to assess risks for issuing professional liability insurance. By incorporating Brady Material, which comprises records of police misconduct and use of force incidents, into actuarial calculations, insurance companies can more accurately evaluate the risks associated with individual officers and police departments. This approach aims to promote transparency, accountability, and equitable compensation for victims of police misconduct while providing an alternative to qualified immunity. This essay explores how the integration of Brady Material into actuarial data can assist in evaluating risk, reforming qualified immunity, and fostering a more just and responsible policing system.

Accountability of the Criminal Justice System

The Brady List can be used as a tool to overcome prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in cases of wrongful conviction. It is useful to recall a few specifics about Brady v. Maryland in order to help understand the strengths for those wrongfully convicted as well as the vulnerabilities of the powers-that-be.