Until they have been cross-examined by a skilled attorney in a federal lawsuit, most officers don’t realize the stark difference between being a witness and a defendant, and how their original reports will be put under a microscope in court.
In this presentation, Lexipol co-founder and attorney Bruce Praet will share key insights gleaned from 32 years representing officers and agencies in court.
- Why testimony starts with your original police report
- How to prepare reports that withstand courtroom scrutiny
- Courtroom tactics used to cast doubt on officer testimony
- Actions officers must take to ensure they’re adequately prepared to explain and justify their actions to a jury
Ferguson, Praet & Sherman