May 3, 2022 - Stillwater, MN: The latest addition of services provided by our Training, Consulting and Investigations team is the addition of Internal Policy Review and Consultation and Internal Review Assessments for Law Enforcement Agencies – specific to Use of Force and Brady/Giglio.

Use of Force Policy Review

For over forty years, the Authorized Use of Deadly Force by Peace Officers statute in Minnesota has seen little change. However, recently, the evolution of criminal charges against police officers has included an amendment to the four-decade statute, placing new requirements on agencies and peace officers. As a result, conducting an internal review of these policies and procedures at a department level is imperative to remaining diligent and transparent for both officers and the community.

Review Assessments for Law Enforcement Agencies

When a police officer testifies as a government witness, police departments and prosecutors have the obligation to seek out and disclose information. Commonly referred to as Brady/Giglio, prosecutors have a duty to disclosure exculpatory evidence and any information that could be used by defense attorneys to impeach government witnesses. Nationally and, more importantly, locally, prosecutors have begun developing “Brady Witness Lists,” related to individual law enforcement officers. Brady/Giglio Lists commonly contain the names of law enforcement officers who have sustained discipline and/or incidents of untruthfulness or some issue with frankness or candor. As Brady/Giglio Lists and other related issues evolve for law enforcement witnesses, the responsibilities and consequences for individual officers and each police department grow.

With over 50 combined years of experience, our legal team can help provide customizable, department specific services including internal reviews, administrative reviews, consultation with command staff on findings, drafting or modification of policies and procedures, and consultation with local county or city attorneys (if applicable).

About our Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting Services (LETAC)

Led by attorney and shareholder, Imran Ali, LETAC provides a variety of courses that empower participants to serve their communities with honor and integrity while being equipped with the appropriate tools for decision-making. Choose to attend one of our quarterly scheduled trainings or hire our team to conduct a specialized training for our municipality. Courses include lecture presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and annual conferences and retreats facilitated by various experts in the field regarding the most relevant subject matters. LETAC will utilize distinguished faculty and subject-matter experts from all over the state.

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