Event Detail-32021-01-08T14:29:36-05:00
Seminar Title

Online-Brady/Giglio Current Impact on Police Officer Credibility

Dates of Events

03/04/2021 through 03/04/2021

Last Updated: 03/05/2021
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Course Registration Fee: $99
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern

Brady and Giglio
are U.S. Supreme Court cases over 50 years old. Giglio specifically deals with the credibility of witnesses and Brady mandates that these issues must be turned over to the defense by the prosecutor. For many years this presented little problem for law enforcement officers and their ability to testify. Former police executive Bill Bratton often referred to this as ‘testilying.’ That changed in the late 1990s with the many wrongful conviction cases presented by advocacy groups. Beginning around 2010 we saw more and more local prosecutors bring criminal charges against police officers for false reports and testimony. Today we’re seeing more and more states moving to decertify officers who are placed on ‘no testify’ lists.

Much of the caselaw also focuses on the duty of the police, not only the prosecutor, to adhere to the provisions and disclosure of this type of
Brady evidence specifically issues of officer credibility. This webinar will address:

· An update on the legal and procedural aspects of officer credibility disclosure
· Examination of some recent cases
· How social media can affect an officer’s credibility
· What specific steps in policy development, training and supervisory oversight should your agency take to comply with these laws and the current generally accepted police practices.

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive an E-mail 2-3 days prior to the event that will include a link to join the training. Your registration for this online training will give you access to the live session, as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version of the training once the live session has ended.

Group Viewing Encouraged: Multiple attendees can view the training from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate.

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