View On Demand (Recorded June 20, 2019)

Arrest-related deaths are fraught with liability for agencies and officers. Such incidents almost always end in a lawsuit, and one in 100 lead to criminal charges against the officer.

In part this is the result of misconceptions held by the medical examiner and pressures on them to make a manner-of-death ruling. Fortunately, agencies can take steps to bring best practice and the latest science to bear in arrest-related death investigations.

Join Dr. Mark Kroll and Chief Ken Wallentine to learn critical information about arrest-related deaths and how you can work with your medical examiner to achieve more accurate manner-of-death rulings.  

You’ll learn:

  • Common medical examiner misconceptions and other factors that lead to arbitrary manner-of-death rulings often unfavorable to officers and agencies
  • Tactics to engage with and educate your medical examiner and risk managers about arrest-related deaths
  • Steps to take to ensure a fair and full arrest-related death investigation

Presented by:

Mark Kroll, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
University of MN and CA Polytechnic University

Chief Ken Wallentine
West Jordan (UT) Police DepartmentSenior Legal Advisor, Lexipol

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