Summit Updates - Fall 2021

Each week, as we get closer to the 10th Anniversary Use of Force Summit, we are going to provide you free training clips and spotlight our Keynote Speakers. Today, we are spotlighting our first two keynote speakers.

Attorney Eric Daigle

Attorney Daigle focuses on evaluating and providing policy and training on areas of increased liability for departments across the country. Attorney Daigle’s Keynote focuses on understanding current trends in legal standards, operational standards, and community concern. More importantly, the intersection between these topics to provide departments evaluation and recommendations to move forward.

Grant Fredericks

Grant Fredericks is a certified Forensic Video Analyst and video codec expert who has been instructing for the FBI National Academy on video and technology issues. He has provided technical assistance for the US Department of Justice, the National Institute of Justice, and more on high-profile investigations around the world. Grant specializes in the examination of video evidence in police Use of Force Investigations.

Paul Taylor, PhD

Dr. Paul Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision making and human error in the context of use-of-force encounters. Dr. Taylor has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, field training officer, and use-of-force instructor.

Pre-Summit Class: Video Examinations for the Use of Force Investigator

This special, one-day classroom event will be held on November 29, 2021 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, one day prior to the DLG Use of Force Summit. Plan to arrive at the Summit one day early to participate in this dynamic, hands-on course. We look forward to seeing you there!

Video is the most prolific source of evidence available to the Use of Force practitioner today, yet few investigators have been given the opportunity to develop skills and strategies to unlock hidden details in video images.

This Video Literacy course exposes investigators to the latest techniques to accurately examine digital multimedia evidence for criminal investigations. Each section of the course focuses on :

  • Specific technical limitations that investigators need to understand to properly handle and review video
  • Opportunities that investigators can leverage to get more out of their video evidence
  • Motion & Force interpretation of video images

Participants begin each section with a short, instructor-led overview of an investigative technique or issue before venturing into hands-on exercises from real-world Major Crime casework where video evidence played a critical role.

Through step-by-step exercises, students become proficient in best practice methods for interrogating video evidence and producing final observations, shot lists, and reports in preparation for charge approval and trial.

Early Bird Registration

The Use of Force Summit is live at Mohegan Sun!

Daigle Law Group is proud to announce we are returning LIVE to Mohegan Sun on November 30 through December 2, 2021 for our 10th Anniversary Use of Force Summit!