THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2023
9:00 Advanced Disciplinary Investigations and Internal Hearings
From complaint intake and triage to misconduct investigation and case dispositions, this presentation highlights and spotlights critical issues and offers point-counterpoint discussion featuring management and labor perspectives on the following:
- Complaint handling and triaging.
- Member education, “advice of rights” cards, and cell phone apps.
- Scene handling and evidence collection.
- Recording and other documentation.
- Complainant, non-employee, and employee interviews.
- Investigative mindset, methods and style.
- IA dispositions and progressive discipline.
- Administrative vs. criminal investigations.
- Tips on liability prevention.
Christopher Boyle, Chris Boyle Law Enforcement Consulting, LLC.
John McGrody, Vice President Philadelphia FOP Lodge 5, Attorney at Law.
12:00 Lunch (Included in registration)
1:00 Constitutional Protections for Officers (Garrity, Weingarten, Brady and Miranda)
- An officer’s Fifth Amendment Garrity rights, when and how they apply in critical incidents and internal investigations, and the evolving law on the extent of immunity under Garrity.
- The Weingarten right to representation in disciplinary interviews, how it can apply in settings as varied as drug testing, critical incidents, and witness interviews, and what happens if Weingarten rights are violated.
- The ever-changing law on the rule in Brady v. Maryland and how it applies to police disciplinary records. How officers get on and get off Brady lists; whether being placed on a Brady list necessarily results in termination, and lawsuits by officers seeking to be removed from Brady lists.
- How Miranda applies in the law enforcement workplace.
Richard Poulson, Attorney at Law, Willig, Williams & Davidson.