Use of Force Summit: December 2nd – 4th, 2014

Daigle Law Group is pleased to announce the 3rd annual three day Use of Force Summit.

LOCATION: Mohegan Sun, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd Uncasville, CT 06382

COSTS: $595 – Before November 1, 2014 $695 – After November 1, 2014

HOTEL: Upon registering with DLG you will receive a confirmation email and attendant’s memo outlining the workshop activities. Hotel reservations are the individual registrant’s responsibility and should be made as soon as possible. The Mohegan Sun Convention Center is located at 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT 06382. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a maximum rate of $97.00 per night, single or double occupancy. The group code “DLG14” must be used to obtain this rate.

Reservations can also be booked through the Hotel’s website using the group code – Should guests prefer to call in their guestroom reservations, group delegates should use group code: DLG14 via toll free phone number 1-866-708-1340. Only available until November 12, 2014.

About the 2014 Use of Force Summit

The focus of the Use of Force Summit is identifying proper legal and operational standards for use of force incidents, including the development of proper police practices on use of force and force related policies. The Summit will focus on enhancing the effectiveness, operations and management of use of force incidents. Training will review the policy standards, legal interpretations and Consent Decree standards that make up liability protection. This includes force investigation standards, development of training and the documentation of use of force incidents. We will also discuss the manner in which police agencies can investigate force use and audit to ensure that policies and training are being followed.

This program will review:

  • Legal standards applicable to the Use of Force
  • Case Law Analysis, Deadly and Non-Deadly (ECW analysis)
  • Psychological Aspects of Use of Force Incidents
  • Biomechanical Implications and Explanations of the Confrontations
  • Case Studies on Use of Force Incidents
  • Proper Policy, Training, and Investigation of Force Incidents
  • Conducting Officer Involved Shooting Investigations
  • Crowd Management and First Amendment Protection
Tuesday - 12/2/2014

Tuesday – December 2, 2014

8:00 AM: Registration at Conference Center

8:30 AM: Attorney Eric Daigle – Welcome and program introduction

Legal standards – Use of Force

  • Use of Force Policies and Investigation Standards
  • Current case law interpretation

10:45 AM: Break

11:00 AM: Chief Charles Reynolds (Ret.)

DOJ oversight on Use of Force Standards 

12:00 PM: Lunch – Complimentary for all attendants 1:00 PM: Kris Pitcher, Captain, LAPD Force Investigation Division

Developing Force Investigation Units, Policy and Operations

  • Conducting force investigations
  • Developing force investigation units and policies
  • OIS Scene Investigation

2:15 PM: Break

2:30 PM: Developing Force Investigation Units, Policy and Operations – Continued

3:30 PM: Attorney Eric Daigle

Investigating and Documenting Use of Force for Liability Protection

5:00 PM: Conclude for the Day

Wednesday - 12/3/2014

Wednesday – December 3, 2014 Agenda

8:30 AM: James Marker, Manager Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy

Amendment Use of Force

9:45 AM: Break

10:00 AM: Training 4th Amendment Use of Force – Continued

11:00 AM: Attorney Eric Daigle

Crowd Management and Protecting First Amendment Rights

12:00 PM: Lunch – Complimentary for all attendants

1:00 PM: Attorney Eric Daigle

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Electronic Control Weapons

2:15 PM: Break

2:30 PM: Col. Rick Brown

Community Relations and Use of Force

3:30 PM: Case Studies on Use of Force Incidents

5:00 PM: Conclude for the Day

Thursday - 12/4/2014

Thursday – December 4, 2014

8:30 AM: Force Science® Instructor

Biomechanical aspects of use of force encounters

9:45 AM: Break

10:00 AM: Biomechanical aspects of use of force encounters – Continued

12:00 PM: Lunch – Complimentary for all attendants

1:00 PM: Attorney Eric Daigle

OIS Investigations- New Methodologies, New Mandates and New Rules

2:15 PM: Break

2:30 PM: OIS Investigations- Different Perspectives in Changing Times

4:30 PM: Conclude for the day

2014 Use of Force Faculty

Eric P. Daigle, J.D. Attorney Daigle specializes in Civil Rights litigation and Law Enforcement Operations Consultant. Attorney Daigle also conducts training on use of force standards, including electronic control weapons and responses to force/deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, force response, and risk management. Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.

Chief Charles Reynolds (Ret). Mr. Reynolds’ policing career spans over 35 years during which he has served as Chief of Police for over 26 years and as Assistant to the Director of Public Safety for the Navajo Nation. He also serves as a police practices expert for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He acts and has acted as a Deputy Monitor for multiple police departments who are under a consent decree.

Capt. Kris E. Pitcher Commander with LAPD, with years of experience in the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division, which was created in 2001 to comply with a consent decree with the Justice Department. Capt. Pitcher has a host of knowledge on the investigation of officer involved shootings and best practices in the industry.

John Azar-Dickens, Ph.D. Force Science® Instructor and Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Forensic Psychology and a Certified Force Science® Analyst based in Rome, Georgia. In addition to instructing nationally for the Force Science® Institute, Dr. Azar-Dickens provides professional debriefing support and psychological assistance to officers involved in force incidents. A widely published author and active expert witness, Dr. Azar-Dickens also serves as a sworn patrol officer with the Rome, Georgia Police Department.

James Marker, currently serves as the Special Program Division Manager at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy (WLEA) in Douglas, Wyoming. As a certified peace officer, Jim has 22 years of law enforcement experience with 17 years as a full-time trainer. The majority of his seventeen years as a trainer include being the lead instructor for the WLEA defense tactics program where he was the developer of the WLEA defense tactics system for the State of Wyoming. In 2000, Jim co-developed the current WLEA use- of-force training program, and is currently its lead instructor. The program includes transitioning the state away from a continuum-based program to a 4th amendment-based program.

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