Seminar Title

Online-Understanding Garrity and Administrative Compelled Statements: How It Can Impact Your Career

Dates of Events

06/18/2024 through 06/18/2024

Last Updated: 06/20/2024
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: June 18, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

Garrity was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1967. So why hasn’t the law enforcement community got this straightened out and some definitive guidelines established? The law is clear, but its application isn’t! For many years it really had a limited effect on police operations and police employee careers. The biggest change has been in the last 10 years with the advent of a more progressive role by prosecutors, the successes of exoneration groups such as The Innocence Project, and investigations and consent decrees by state and Federal DOJ units.
This webinar will address:
· What this case is and its application to police agency operations?
· The changes in the prosecutorial environment and its impact on individual officers.
· The basics of a reasonable written policy for your police agency.
· Why public safety agencies need to consider the reasonableness allowing employees to have representation during these administrative compelled statements and how to develop a workable framework for what the representative can actually do during the interview.
· Steps individual employees should take to protect themselves and their law enforcement careers.
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 only)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent**

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