Seminar Title

Online-Compelled Statements: Need for Employee Representation

Dates of Events

03/24/2022 through 03/24/2022

Last Updated: 01/14/2022
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter
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:
Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern Time)

Does a public safety employee need representation during compelled statements?

“Why should I allow my employee to have representation if I don’t have to? All that’s going to do is complicate my Internal Affairs investigation.” That’s a position taken by many Chiefs and Sheriffs today. Public Safety employees don’t always have a right to representation during an administrative investigative compelled statement. That right is granted usually through some legislative action (state law, civil service rule, or personnel code), a collective bargaining agreement, or by the custom and practice of the agency. This webinar, however, will propose that all public safety employees be given representation whether it’s mandated or not. In today’s environment more and more actions by our employees are being criminally prosecuted by local and Federal prosecutors. There are more positives than negatives for your agency when you allow your employees to have this representation during compelled statements. This webinar will specifically address:
· The current environment necessitating rethinking representation
· Some specific case law on the subject
· How to develop procedures to ensure that you still get what you need from a compelled statement while allowing reasonable employee representation

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