The purpose of this seminar is to provide Internal Affairs Investigators with the knowledge and information necessary to handle and investigate Use of Force incidents at the ‘Investigative level’ with the perspective of performing fair and impartial investigations within the requirements of the Police Reform Act. Duty to intervene and report will be discussed as well as failing to intervene and/or report under the Police Reform Act. Learn how to document, report and memorialize the facts within the framework of the Police Reform Act. Video and realistic scenarios will be presented for participants to evaluate and work with.
Police Reform Updates and requirements will be discussed, documentation and policy considerations will be discussed, the reasonable and necessary standards will be discussed. The impact the Massachusetts Police Reform will have on existing federal court cases and standards. The duty of officers and supervisors to intervene and report will also be discussed as it applies to internal affairs violations and/or compliance. Use of force checklist will also be reviewed for investigators in relationship to the escalation and de-escalation of force.