Seminar Title

Online-Today’s Convictions May Be Tomorrow’s Wrongful Conviction

Dates of Events

08/12/2024 through 08/12/2024

Last Updated: 07/15/2024
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
John Jack Ryan
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.
Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the LLRMI Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has authored "Law Enforcement Best Practices" 6th Edition, "Jail and Best Practices", and "Emerging Legal Trends for SWAT, Tactical and Emergency Response Operations" Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: August 12, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

Law enforcement has no interest in arresting and convicting the wrong person for a crime they did not commit. Unfortunately, cases can be found where persons have been convicted notwithstanding the fact, they had nothing to do with the crime. One example includes the arrest and conviction of a Warwick, [Rhode Island] Police Detective who was convicted of murder and who was incarcerated for many years, only to be set free when the real murderer confessed to the crime.
It is well known that the study of past events, helps avoid the same mistakes in the future. This session focuses on current wrongful conviction cases and the allegations being made against detectives and former detectives by persons who have been released from prison after serving long sentences.
In addition to being simply improper, it should also be recognized that wrongful conviction cases generate extremely large settlement and jury verdicts due to the length of incarceration for someone who has been wrongfully convicted.
A portion of the session will focus on why law enforcement, rather than other members of the justice system, become the targets of lawsuits for wrongful convictions.
Common allegations from wrongful conviction cases will be covered:
1. Improper Eyewitness Identification-what is the law and best practices today
2. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence-what are your practices on Brady Material
3. Interrogation-coerced confessions
4. Notes, Reports, and spoliation of evidence
5. Informants and Jailhouse snitches
Topics on what the future looks like:
1. DNA
2. What science may be the junk science of the future
3. Video evidence and analysis
4. Other digital evidence
5. Training, Specialized Training, Specialized Education
6. Are investigators meeting the generally accepted practices existing at the time of the investigation.
 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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