The use of deadly force and how these cases are investigated have become scrutinized more than ever before. This class offers students a way to assess their agency or team on how they approach these investigations. The instructor uses real case studies in order to facilitate discussion about best practices and national trends. From securing the scene, conducting an un-bias fact finding investigation, collecting and organizing all the case information, to professionally presenting the case, Police Technical has it covered. Students are encouraged to bring laptops that have the Microsoft Office Suite on them in order to participate in this interactive course.
Agency or County Protocol
Is there one? Do you know it? Multi-jurisdictional review? Single Agency Review? Civilian Oversight?
Criminal Investigation, Internal Affairs Process, Parallel Investigation, Command Review
Personnel: Supervisors, Investigators, CSI,
What are proper staffing levels, how to pick investigators, How to choose CSI’s
Command, First line, DA or State Attorney
Requesting Agency, Dispatch, Team Coordinator’s responsibility
public places vs. private places, Search Warrants, Media Responsibility, witness vantage points, distances of witnesses and officers, FARO Scans
Evidence Collection: Common Sources
Witnesses, Radio Traffic, Other Sources, Parking lot cameras, garage cameras, City video
Identification and interview of witnesses
Cooperative vs. Uncooperative
Written statements, Video, Social Media, debrief of each witness
Involved Officer(s) Interview
Where and When, Miranda Advisement, Counsel for the officer(s), interview questions, Body Camera’s; view prior to interview? Wait for sleep cycles vs not waiting.
Agency Liaison with Team
Setting up meeting locations and interview rooms, supplying basic needs to Officer(s) involved, private locations for officer(s) and attorneys.
Criminal History, Family, Associates, Accomplices, Residence.
Autopsy: Who Attends? Wound paths, wound charts, collection of evidence, Working with pathologist
Case Filing for suspect, Case filing for officer if bad shoot, Team vs Agency responsibility
Written in agency RMS vs. Teams Own Report, including exculpatory evidence, Transcripts
Collection of Case Material for case presentation
Introduction to OneNote
Organizing reports, photos, social media, and video.
Extracting information for electronic files
Presentation of OIS cases
Introduction to Power point
Working from a splash screen
Using Time lines