Meet The Instructors at the Use of Force Summit 2021
Attorney Eric P. Daigle
Attorney Daigle specializes in Civil Rights litigation and Law Enforcement Operations Consultant. Attorney Daigle also conducts training on use of force standards, including electronic control weapons and responses to force/deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, force response, and risk management. He has served as an expert witness in use of force cases and has reviewed use of force incidents around the Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.
This opening keynote will set the tone for the 2020 DLG Use of Force Summit. 2020 will focus on identifying national issues, providing statistical clarity, and looking for a way forward together through legal protection, better policy, better training, and community involvement.
This keynote will discuss the importance of words and their interpretation, especially when it comes to interpreting actions in use of force incidents. Words matter, how you use them matters, and how you interpret them matters.
This keynote will review the legal standards applicable to policy, training, and supervison for the success of your department, ensuring that your members have the guidance, training, and knowledge to address the use of force challenges before them in today’s world.
This seminar will review the Court’s interpretation of De-Escalation and the clearly established law related to mental health response. The Courts often analyze the concepts regarding the need for using force and whether the use of force was related to the need to use force. Courts have a tendency to discuss De-Escalation in situations when officers are dealing with individuals known to have or that appear to be suffering from mental illness, or when individuals are suspected or are under the effects of excited delirium. This course will review the tactic of De-Escalation and its intent to place officers in a position of advantage when dealing with irrational, unpredictable, or suicidal persons.
This seminar will examine and identify common legal standards applicable to the Use of Force; specifically, the interpretation of words that are used every day in evaluating an officer’s use of force. Buzzwords include Necessity, De-escalation, Proportionality, and Incapacitation. This seminar will assess and interpret the legal standard that officers should use regarding the amount of force necessary and reasonable to accomplish lawful objectives and to control a situation, effect an arrest, overcome resistance to arrest, or to defend themselves or others from harm.
This seminar will focus on legal analysis, guidance and the interpretation of current laws addressing agency liability and current police practices in effective and constitutional operations. The training will review the legal standards applicable to Federal Civil Rights Law 42 U.S.C. §1983 by examining the legal standards applicable to Agency Liability pursuant to the holding of the United States Supreme Court in Monell v. Department of Social Services. This training will review the manner in which Agency liability is established and the importance of understanding the Deliberate Indifferent Standard, along with the Courts interpretation of the same.
This seminar examines the who, what, when, where, and why of interviews for force investigations. From the unique aspects and challenges of interviewing a law enforcement officer, to when an interview should be conducted after a critical incident, this seminar cuts through the controversy with a science-based approach for maximizing memory retrieval and communication.
Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (Ret.)
Lt. Kevin F. Dillon (ret) is a twenty-five-year veteran law enforcement officer. As an instructor of use of force, communications and defensive tactics since 1988, Lieutenant Dillon has developed the internationally recognized L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Arrest and Control System. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® is a comprehensive approach, based on gross motor skill concepts, that actually reduces injuries to citizens and police officers. Lieutenant Dillon also developed the L.E.A.D.S.-Law Enforcement Active De-escalation Strategies curriculum course in 2007 which is also a nationally recognized communications program. It has been presented to officers in the states of FL, CT, RI, MA, ND, MN, MO, MI, SD, CO, AK, CA, AZ, WY TX and NM. Lieutenant Dillon, a highly sought-after speaker and trainer, has trained and consulted civilian and law enforcement use of force issues and programs throughout North America and Europe.
Mr. 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 since 2002. 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 User of Force Investigations. His work as the Technical Manager for a 2011 criminal investigation, which involved over 5,000 hours of video, was awarded the IACP’s top award for Technical Advances in a Criminal Investigation. Grant is a former police officer and coordinator of the Vancouver, Canada, Police Department.
Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver where he studies decision making, human performance, and system safety in the context of use-of-force encounters. He was a lead instructor for the Force Science Institute certification course (Attention & Decision-Making) and the Advanced Specialist course. Paul has over ten years of practical law enforcement experience including time as a department training manager, patrol sergeant, and use-of-force instructor. He is a Colorado POST certified train-the-trainer, an IADLEST Certified Instructor, and a subject matter expert on the Colorado POST Curriculum Committee. Paul has delivered law enforcement instruction for academy, field training, and advanced in-service audiences as well as graduate and undergraduate level courses. He is actively engaged in law enforcement research and training across the United States and regularly presents at both academic and practitioner conferences.
William J. Lewinski, Ph.D.
Dr. Lewinski is the co-founder and executive director of the Force Science ® Institute. He is a leading behavioral scientist whose work has focused on the intensive study of human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters. He has a Ph.D. in Police Psychology and is a professor emeritus of Law Enforcement at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught for more than 28 years, was an L.E. Program Director and also chair of the Department of Government.
Paul Butler is an internationally renowned speaker, presenter, instructor, and entertainer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a concentration in Culture and Communication, as well as an associate degree in Criminal Justice. He excels in the areas of motivation, leadership, customer service, and attitude empowerment. During his 27 years of law enforcement, he has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, Chief of Police, and Chief Deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. These experiences have helped him to develop the answers to questions and cures to problems most people are facing at work and in life on a continual basis. Paul became the Chief of Police of the Aynor Police Department at 22 years of age, making him the youngest police chief in the history of South Carolina.
Attorney Eric R. Atstupenas
Eric Atstupenas presently serves as the General Counsel for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He serves as a member at large on the IACP Legal Officers Section board, a member of the IACP Committee on Human and Civil Rights, associate member of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police and Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Police Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training to law enforcement in Massachusetts. Eric is the author of several law enforcement training materials and has been published in the IACP’s Police Chief magazine. Eric has also worked extensively with Eric Daigle, Esq., the owner of Daigle Law Group, LLC, as a law enforcement consultant and trainer.
Sgt. Jamie Borden (Ret.)
A P.O.S.T. Certified Police veteran since 1997, with 18 years at the Henderson Police Department, and 25 years continued professional involvement in law enforcement as an instructor and consultant nationally, Sergeant Jamie Borden was tasked with the creation and implementation of the “Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit” for the agency. The unit was created specifically to identify and analyze officer performance issues related to police use of force investigations. In addition to successfully receiving a Certification in Force Analysis from the Force Science Institute, Borden was also the first person to complete the Advanced Force Science Specialist Program created by the Institute.
Captain Sean Case
Captain Case has been involved in law enforcement since 1998, beginning his career with the Los Angeles Police Department and currently working for the Anchorage Police Department in Alaska. In his eighteen-year career with the Anchorage Police Department, Captain Case has served in various roles including SWAT Officer, K9 handler, School Resource Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Internal Affairs Investigator, Patrol Shift Commander, and Patrol Division Captain. Captain Case is a use of force instructor that includes developing, training, and implementing use of force standards, documentation, investigations, and department policies.
Lieutenant Joseph Celetti
Lieutenant Joseph Celetti is a fourteen-year veteran of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department in Ludlow Massachusetts. During his first 5 years with the Sheriff’s Department, he had worked all security posts in our Maximum and Medium Security facilities as a Line Staff Correctional Officer. In March 2012, he was selected for assignment to the Training Department as a Training Officer. In April 2013, he was promoted to Corporal, then promoted to Sergeant in December 2017, and lastly to Lieutenant in April 2021.
Commander Liam Duggan
William (Liam) Duggan is the Investigative/Administrative Commander with the Prior Lake Police Department in Minnesota. Cmdr. Duggan has a BS in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State University-St. Paul and is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. He currently serves on the board of Advisors for the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association and as the Executive Director of Training and Development for the Special Operations Training Association. Cmdr. Duggan specializes in human performance factors analysis, training force options, firearms, arrest and control, and leadership development. Additionally, he is a certified Advanced Specialist in the Behavioral Analysis of Force Encounters through the Force Science Institute where he has been featured as Int’l conference teaching faculty and consults as an expert witness in use of force incidents and policing best practices. He is an international speaker and instructor for Calibre Press, NLEFIA, LOCKUP and LouKa Tactical.
Captain Spencer Fomby
Captain Spencer Fomby is the director of the Boise Police Department Training, Education, and Development Division. He was previously employed by the Berkeley Police Department (CA) for 20 years. He has held primary assignments in patrol, narcotics, and crime prevention. He was assigned to the department’s SWAT team for 16 years. Captain Fomby was the lead Berkeley Police Department public order instructor. He was responsible for equipment selection, tactical training, less-lethal weapon selection, chemical agent selection and deployment, and mission planning. Captain Fomby has been recognized as a subject matter expert in police tactics and works on several national projects. He is a tactical instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). He is assigned to a National Institute of Justice Special Technical Committee on crowd control equipment. He is an SME in crowd control equipment and tactics for the DHS First Responder Resource Group. He is an SME in active shooter response for the IACP Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). Captain Fomby is a Visiting Fellow in Police Science at the University of Derby, U.K. Captain Fomby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Howard University.
Detective Josh Guthrie
Detective Josh Guthrie is a 22 year veteran of a US state police agency. He is partner/owner of Force Analysis and Multimedia Review, LLC which provides services relative to the analysis of police use of force incidents from video evidence. Josh is an A.C.T.A.R. accredited collision reconstructionist and specializes in 3D laser scanning and reverse projection photogrammetry, and speed estimation from video data. Josh has served as a patrol officer, police instructor, and is currently assigned as a critical incident reconstructionist and multimedia specialist for his police agency. During his time as an instructor, he has trained thousands of law enforcement officers in collision reconstruction, scene analysis, and police use of force policy and tactics. He also provides court ready digital evidence demonstratives for numerous District Attorney offices.
Attorney Carrie Hill
Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her thirty-year career in providing criminal justice consulting and professional development seminars in correctional law to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She is the Chief Jail Advisor for the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association.
Attorney Mickey H. Osterreicher
Mickey H. Osterreicher serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is an award-winning photojournalist with over forty years’ experience in print and broadcast and has been a uniformed reserve deputy sheriff with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) since 1976. Osterreicher was a member of the IACP Public Recording of Police advisory committee and helped draft the manuals and provide training on this issue. He has also instructed at previous Ise of Force Summits as well as numerous annual IACP and National Sheriffs Association (NSA) meetings and provided training on this subject to many law enforcement agencies nationwide, including: Washington, D.C., Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Denver and Milwaukee. He is also certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) honored him in 2015 as a “Fellow of the Society,” the highest professional honor given by the Society for extraordinary contribution to the profession.
Attorney Ronald Pugliese
Ronald “Jay” Pugliese Jr. is an attorney and twenty year veteran police officer. Jay retired in 2020 at the rank of Sergeant but spent most of his career handling criminal investigations. During his tenure as a police officer, Jay worked major crimes, a cold case homicide, financial crimes, and arson cases. He was also the department’s computer forensics examiner, cell phone forensics examiner, and video forensics examiner. Jay now works as an attorney specializing in labor and employment law with much of his practice dedicated to representing police officers and police unions. Additionally, Jay is a certified Force Science Analyst making him well suited to assist law enforcement officers who have been involved in a shooting or serious use of force incident.
Corporal Kevin Selverian
Kevin Selverian is a full-time law enforcement officer and has been a member of the Pennsylvania State Police for a period of twenty-seven years. Kevin is currently assigned as a use of force specialist within the Pennsylvania State Police Use of Force Unit. He has conducted numerous comprehensive analyses related to a variety of application of force cases and provided expert testimony pertinent to use of force concerns in criminal, civil, and administrative venues. Additionally, Kevin has authored multiple use of force policies and assisted in the establishment of department protocols regarding the investigation and review of officer-involved shootings and serious police incidents.
Joseph Race, Esq.
Joseph Race is an Associate Attorney with the Daigle Law Group and specializes in policy and accreditation issues. Mr. Race recently retired as a Captain of the Madison (CT) Police Department where he commanded the Administrative Division. During his time in Madison, Mr. Race successfully led the Madison Police Department to dual CALEA Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communication as well as State of Connecticut Tier III Accreditation. Mr. Race is actively involved in accreditation and currently serves as a CALEA Assessment Team Leader. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School Law and is a practicing member of the Connecticut state bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 76th Command Officers Development Course and the 270th Session of the FBI National Academy. Mr. Race is also proud United States Marine Corps veteran.
Commander Jeff Selleg
Commander Jeff Selleg has worked in law enforcement since 1996 and is currently assigned as the lead tactical commander for Valley Regional SWAT. Jeff has been assigned to Valley Regional SWAT since October of 2000 and has held the roles of entry officer, police sniper, sniper team leader, entry team leader, and commander. Besides these roles, he is a certified explosive breacher, HazMat Technician, Firearms instructor, Less-Lethal instructor, and Emergency Driving Instructor. Additionally, holds positions as the President of the Washington State Tactical Officer’s Association and the NTOA’s Tactical Leadership Committee Chair.
Assistant Chief Lawrence A. Terra, Esq.
Assistant Chief Lawrence A. Terra, Esq. is a highly trained and professionally diverse law enforcement officer, admitted to legal practice in the State of Connecticut. Chief Terra is currently an administrator at a medium sized Connecticut police department where he is responsible for the Administrative Services Division. With over thirty -three (33) years of experience comprised of thirteen (13) years as a municipal police officer and twenty (20) years as a Connecticut state trooper, in combination with his academia experience as a college educator and coupled with his Connecticut certification as a law enforcement trainer, he offers a unique wealth of knowledge and expertise as a member of the legal team and cadre of DLG subcontractors.
Chief Ken Wallentine, Esq.
Chief Ken Wallentine is the Chief of Police for the City of West Jordan. He is the former Chief of Law Enforcement for the Utah Attorney General, having served nearly four decades in public safety. Chief Wallentine formerly served as Bureau Chief of the POST Investigations Bureau and as Administrative Counsel for Utah Department of Public Safety. He is the President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Chair of the Salt Lake County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Investigation Board.
Chief Wallentine consults on use of force issues nationally and has served as an expert witness in numerous state and federal courts. A law enforcement officer since 1982, he has also been a practicing public attorney. As Senior Legal Advisor for Lexipol, he helped craft police operational policies for thousands of agencies in the United States.
Chief Terri Wilfong (Ret.)
Terri Wilfong has 33 years of law enforcement experience. She served in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and the Jefferson County Police Department. She was assigned to multiple units including Criminal Investigation, Internal Affairs, Accreditations Manager and the Hostage Negotiations Team. Ms. Wilfong served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the first command staff of the Louisville Metro Police Department. In 2006, she retired from Louisville Metro and became Chief of Police for the City of Greenville, South Carolina in 2007. Ms. Wilfong has presented to the IACP, Southern Police Institute, local government hearings and both public and private entities. She served as the IACP Chair of the Crime Prevention Committee and the Conference Committee. She recently retired as Chief of Police after a 7-year tenure.
Lieutenant Alan Yu
Lieutenant Alan Yu is a Watch Commander for the Oakland Police Department and currently serving in the Information and Technology division. From 2011-2016, he served as OPD’s Lead Force Investigator, promoted to Force Investigations Commander and then Internal Affairs Commander. Lieutenant Yu investigated, reviewed, and/or presented all of Oakland’s Officer Involved Shootings and In Custody Incidents from 2010 to 2016. He has conducted training on Use of Force Investigations, Officer Involved Shootings/Investigations, Electronic Control Weapons, Community Policing and Racial Profiling. He has received certification from the Force Science Institute and Force Encounters Analysis from the California Training Institute.
Captain Brian Zawilinski (Ret.)
Mr. Zawilinski is a retired Investigator from the CT Department of Correction. He retired at the rank of Captain and served as the agency’s subject matter expert on use of force for over a decade – often being called upon to review and determine if such incidents required additional investigation. For over twenty-five years, he served as an Instructor or Instructor-Trainer in various topics to include Administrative Investigations, Firearms, Tactical Operations, Leadership, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force/Legal Aspects, Chemical Weapons, Baton and as an adjunct instructor for the agency’s Fugitive Recovery Team (FRT). He is a certified Force Science analyst and has received certifications from several organizations that specialize in interview and interrogation techniques, de-escalation tactics, psychology of conflict, use of force and legal aspects. He is currently the owner/principal consultant of Custody Consulting LLC which offers expert witness, policy/curriculum review and training in correctional based applications.