SOLD OUT: Use of Force in Minnesota: The Evolution of the Legal Standard | Elk River - AM

This four-part course will examine the use of force in Minnesota from a multi-faceted lens, including the historical vantage point, recent case-law and a statutory examination of the recent amendment.

  • When

    Tuesday, Jun 21,
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where

    Elk River Police Department
    13077 Orono Parkway
    Elk River, MN 55330

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    Fee

    SOLD OUT - See PM session on 6/23


POST Approved

Course Learning Goals

In 1978, Minnesota codified statute Minn. Stat. § 609.066 — Authorized Use of Deadly Force by Peace Officers. For over forty years, the statute saw little change through legislative amendments and applicable case law. However, recently, the evolution of criminal charges against police officers has changed. In 2016, Jeronimo Yanez was charged with Second Degree Manslaughter. In 2017, Mohammed Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter for unauthorized use of deadly force. In 2020, the arrest and prosecution of Derek Chauvin brought national and local discussion on use of force and police reform. At the center of the discussions surrounding these incidents was Minn. Stat. § 609.066, including the recent amendment to the four-decade statute that placed new requirements on peace officers. What are the new requirements? How has case-law evolved regarding authorized use of deadly force in Minnesota? As a peace officer, what expectations exist under this new law?


POST Approved Mandated Use of Force Class

This four-part course will examine the use of force in Minnesota from a multi-faceted lens, including the historical vantage point, recent case-law and a statutory examination of the recent amendment.

The instructor’s approach includes a legal analysis on crimes that could be charged, along with real hypotheticals to engage the audience. Although this class is not meant to equip law enforcement with a final answer for every scenario, it will provide peace officers with how authorized use of deadly force is used by prosecutors and judges in determining if criminal charges may be appropriate.


Training & Consulting Team



Imran Ali

Director, Law Enforcement Education & Training


Tom Weidner

LETAC Distinguished Faculty, Prosecutor


LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY & CONSULTING

This course is offered and conducted by Eckberg Lammers' Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting team of experienced trainers and consultants.



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Audience

Law Enforcement Peace Officers

Session Type & Duration

In-person: 4 hours

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