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The landmark case of Graham v Connor, the framework that police officers are bound to follow with regards to use of force, sets forth the following standard: a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of force. This standard seems simple enough, but what happens when an officer’s actions contributed to being in the position for the shooting to actually take place? Is there a difference between a good police shooting and a justified police shooting? This course will challenge investigators to view officer involved shooting investigations not only from a departmental perspective, but also from a constitutional perspective.
This course is designed for investigators, supervisors, policy makers, and command-level staff in both patrol and detention assignments. The class uses actual cases and problem-solving to address:
The class is taught by Craig Miller, retired Deputy Chief of Police for the Dallas Police Department. Chief Miller enjoyed a 30-year career, which included commanding the Crimes against Persons Division, with responsibility for overseeing all criminal investigations involving murder, sex assaults, robberies and the CSI function in a city of 1.3 million people. Chief Miller is a Master Texas Peace Officer with a BA degree from the University of Memphis and is a graduate of the Command Management School of the Southwest Legal Foundation.
This 12-hour class starts each day at 8:00 a.m. Tuition Fees can only be refunded if the disenrollment request is received more than 3 business days before the first scheduled day of the class.
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