Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of Force: Practical by David E. Hatch

By David E. Hatch

Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of strength: useful Investigative recommendations, moment variation continues to supply sound and sober types, protocols, and approaches to deal with the hugely charged fall-out from officer concerned shootings. Written through police officers for police officers, it truly is designed to handle the desires of the company, the rights of the worker, and the worries of the general public, and provides legislation enforcement the guidelines and instruments to correctly examine and record this excessive profile zone.

Updated and multiplied, the second one variation welcomes contributions from Randy Dickson, one of many nation’s best specialists, who provides new options for post-incident help and the emotional element of those hectic occasions, together with the possibility of publish anxious tension affliction suffered by means of the officer. different new chapters contain a examine of incidents concerning much less deadly guns, reminiscent of Tasers, a version coverage for documenting those incidents, and the newest findings on positional asphyxia and Excited Delirium Deaths. The publication additionally comprises more information on document writing and the correct dealing with of media and public details coverage. the writer deals specialist pointers on approaches together with dealing with suspects, interviewing witnesses and staff, and investigating the scene, in addition to serious issues for operating with assisted suicides. New, up to date case reviews illustrate and clarify the necessity for constant, trustworthy protocols to guard the enterprise, the officer, and the general public from pointless litigation, public mistrust, media frenzy, and damage to both the agency’s or the officer’s attractiveness.

Applicable to all degrees together with urban, county, country, and federal legislations enforcement, thisSecond Editioncontains an “outstanding presentation of instructions, authority, and project accountability to set up the easiest organizational staff constitution to enquire [officer-involved] shootings,” says Larry Moore, qualified Emergency supervisor, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Blood samples should be obtained for purposes of alcohol and controlled substance analysis. This may require immediate application to the court for a search warrant or court order. INJURED SUSPECT An officer must accompany a wounded suspect who is transported to a hospital. fm Page 44 Thursday, April 26, 2007 9:24 AM 44 Officer-Involved Shootings to the suspect, the officer should witness and document any statements made by the suspect, including a dying declaration. Arrangements should be made to recover blood for analysis before treatment by hospital personnel, particularly before administration of any type of blood transfusion that would compromise the results of analysis.

Limit the number of people who have access to the employee. Interviews with the employee should be conducted only by team investigators. Before removing the involved employee from the scene, it is crucial that he or she accompany investigators through the scene and briefly describe how the incident occurred. This allows investigators to determine the parameters of the scene and obtain information about the incident that will enable them to organize the scene investigation and assign tasks. The walk-through of the scene soon after the incident is of critical importance.

When requesting video materials from television stations, always request complete copies of interviews and all unaired videos. Stations are sometimes hesitant to surrender unaired videos, so you may need a court order to obtain it. Team members are held accountable for the progress of their investigations. Regular briefings to discuss progress should be scheduled. After the scene investigation is completed, a meeting of investigators, supervisors, and administrators should be held for the purpose of briefing all interested parties on the progress of the case and information gathered to date.

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