Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of Force: Practical
Investigative Techniques, Second Edition continues to provide sound
and sober models, protocols, and procedures to handle the highly
charged fall-out from officer involved shootings. Written by cops
for cops, it is designed to address the needs of the agency, the
rights of the employee, and the concerns of the public, and give
law enforcement the policies and tools to properly investigate and
document this high profile area. Updated and expanded, the second
edition welcomes contributions from Randy Dickson, one of the
nation's leading experts, who presents new recommendations for
post-incident support and the emotional aspect of these traumatic
events, including the potential for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
suffered by the officer. Other new chapters include a study of
incidents involving less lethal weapons, such as Tasers, a model
policy for documenting these incidents, and the latest findings on
positional asphyxia and Excited Delirium Deaths. The book also
includes additional information on report writing and the proper
handling of media and public information policy. The author offers
expert tips on procedures including handling suspects, interviewing
witnesses and employees, and investigating the scene, as well as
critical points for working with assisted suicides. New, up-to-date
case studies illustrate and explain the need for consistent,
reliable protocols to protect the agency, the officer, and the
public from unnecessary litigation, public distrust, media frenzy,
and harm to either the agency's or the officer's reputation.
Applicable to all levels including city, county, state, and federal
law enforcement, thisSecond Editioncontains an "outstanding
presentation of guidelines, authority, and assignment
responsibility to establish the best organizational team structure
to investigate [officer-involved] shootings," says Larry Moore,
Certified Emergency Manager, Knoxville, Tennessee.
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