Defendable Use of Force Case by Understanding Force Dynamics

September 24, 2018-0800-1630 Preparing a Defendable Case by Understanding Force Dynamics $99

  

Understanding force dynamics of both deadly and non-deadly encounters begins before the narrative is written. It starts with understanding the law, the expectations, and the risk. It includes understanding the roles of a responding supervisor, documenting the case once the incident is over (viewing videos, analyzing videos, and writing narratives), and understanding department and individual liability.


Topics Include:

· Writing a Defendable Use of Force Narrative

· U.S. Code 42 Section 1983, Civil Rights Lawsuits in Federal Court

· “Objectively Reasonable” decided in Graham v. Connor (SCOTUS ruling)

· Use of Force Incidents Captured on Video (explaining them using science and video analysis). Video Credibility (Dash Cam, Body Cam or 3rd Party cam)

· Videos: What you See isn’t Reality, it is Only What You See on the Screen

· The Investigation of a Use of Force Incident - Is I.A. Qualified? 

· The Narrative Use of Force Involved Incident: What Line Supervisors Need to Know. 

* Reaction, Timing, and Neuroscience

· Levels of Force? –or– Force Options?

· Awful but Lawful Theory (Strong but Wrong)

· “Excessive Force” vs. “Perception of Excessive Force”

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Course Instructors: Captain Haley Fleming, Winslow PD: MCJA MARC Instructor, Interactive Use of Force Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, graduate of Force Science Institute, and subject of a successfully defended Federal 1983 action. Michael Cunniff, Esq. a lawyer experienced in critical incidents involving law enforcement uses of deadly force, internal affairs matters, and the defense of civil rights cases brought against public officials.


Location:

Dirigo Safety, LLC

225 First Flight Drive, Suite 202

Auburn, ME 04210

December 11, 2018 0800-1630- Preparing a Defendable Case by Understanding Force Dynamics- $99

Understanding force dynamics of both deadly and non-deadly encounters begins before the narrative is written. It starts with understanding the law, the expectations, and the risk. It includes understanding the roles of a responding supervisor, documenting the case once the incident is over (viewing videos, analyzing videos, and writing narratives), and understanding department and individual liability.

Topics Include:

· Writing a Defendable Use of Force Narrative

· U.S. Code 42 Section 1983, Civil Rights Lawsuits in Federal Court

· “Objectively Reasonable” decided in Graham v. Connor (SCOTUS ruling)

· Use of Force Incidents Captured on Video (explaining them using science and video analysis). Video Credibility (Dash Cam, Body Cam or 3rd Party cam)

· Videos: What you See isn’t Reality, it is Only What You See on the Screen

· The Investigation of a Use of Force Incident - Is I.A. Qualified? 

· The Narrative Use of Force Involved Incident: What Line Supervisors Need to Know. 

* Reaction, Timing, and Neuroscience

· Levels of Force? –or– Force Options?

· Awful but Lawful Theory (Strong but Wrong)

· “Excessive Force” vs. “Perception of Excessive Force”

 areas

Course Instructors: Captain Haley Fleming, Winslow PD: MCJA MARC Instructor, Interactive Use of Force Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, graduate of Force Science Institute, and subject of a successfully defended Federal 1983 action. Michael Cunniff, Esq. a lawyer experienced in critical incidents involving law enforcement uses of deadly force, internal affairs matters, and the defense of civil rights cases brought against public officials.


Location:

Saco Police Department

20 Storer Street

Saco, ME

February 5, 2019 0800-1630 Preparing a Defendable Case by Understanding Force Dynamics $99

Understanding force dynamics of both deadly and non-deadly encounters begins before the narrative is written. It starts with understanding the law, the expectations, and the risk. It includes understanding the roles of a responding supervisor, documenting the case once the incident is over (viewing videos, analyzing videos, and writing narratives), and understanding department and individual liability.

Topics Include:

· Writing a Defendable Use of Force Narrative

· U.S. Code 42 Section 1983, Civil Rights Lawsuits in Federal Court

· “Objectively Reasonable” decided in Graham v. Connor (SCOTUS ruling)

· Use of Force Incidents Captured on Video (explaining them using science and video analysis). Video Credibility (Dash Cam, Body Cam or 3rd Party cam)

· Videos: What you See isn’t Reality, it is Only What You See on the Screen

· The Investigation of a Use of Force Incident - Is I.A. Qualified? 

· The Narrative Use of Force Involved Incident: What Line Supervisors Need to Know. 

* Reaction, Timing, and Neuroscience

· Levels of Force? –or– Force Options?

· Awful but Lawful Theory (Strong but Wrong)

· “Excessive Force” vs. “Perception of Excessive Force”

  areas

Course Instructors: Captain Haley Fleming, Winslow PD: MCJA MARC Instructor, Interactive Use of Force Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, graduate of Force Science Institute, and subject of a successfully defended Federal 1983 action. Michael Cunniff, Esq. a lawyer experienced in critical incidents involving law enforcement uses of deadly force, internal affairs matters, and the defense of civil rights cases brought against public officials.


Location:

 Bangor Police Department

240 Main Street

Bangor, ME

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