Seminar Title

Online-Internal Affairs Criminal vs. Administrative Investigations

Dates of Events

10/26/2023 through 10/26/2023

Last Updated: 09/29/2023
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:
Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 11:00 am-12:30pm EST

Internal Affairs Criminal vs. Administrative Investigation
Who and when to conduct each?

This virtual training module will address the rather complex decision of who and when to conduct each of these investigations. This becomes very important following a critical incident such as a fatal shooting or pursuit, jail death, or the arrest of an employee.
The current environment in the country has changed. Officers are now being criminally charged for on-duty actions that 10 years ago would have gone unnoticed by prosecutors and the community. Times have changed and law enforcement has been slow to adapt to these changes.
There are many considerations to address the needs of the common stakeholders in type of incident. How best can you satisfy the needs of the agency, employee involved, prosecutor, community, media, legal and insurance support, and the State certification unit.
This webinar will address the often-competing interests of each group. There is no one right way to proceed. This webinar will give you a framework and checklist to assist in making the best decision in an environment that is increasingly becoming more complex.

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***

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