The scope and breadth of civil rights violations related to municipal and supervisor liability is vast. Violations may include, for example, law enforcement infringing upon your civil rights during a domestic violence incident or a school system violating your rights in terms of providing appropriate support services for your child. Disciplinary actions, application procedures for and decisions related to public services, and rights pertaining to municipal decisions concerning land use are some of the general areas in which your civil rights can be compromised.
The law holds that both municipalities, such as towns and cities, and those who hold supervisory positions in municipalities, including heads of departments, mayors or board chairpersons, can be sued for violating your civil rights. In accordance with the law, violations include those related to discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.