BROWN & BLUE

Brown & Blue Research and Training Presents:

INternal Affairs
Best Practices

Join law enforcement officers from around the region for four days of training in the latest research and best practices in the the management of conduct of internal affairs investigations from highly experienced internal affairs legal counsel, internal affairs investigators and chief law enforcement officers who are charged with the review of law enforcement officer misconduct allegations.

AGENDA-- Day 1
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:00PM
1:00PM
The Purposes of an Internal Affairs Investigation
Why Departments Investigate Internal Affairs; the Responsibilities of Police Leadership and the Evaluation of Subordinates; Interaction with Stakeholders; Media Relations

Jeff Bleimeister
The Legal Basics
​Criminal and I.A.  Investigations; Garrity v. N.J. and Use Immunity;  Kastigar. Polygraph examinations in law enforcement.

Gary Young
LUNCH
The Internal Affairs Office
The Basic Administration of Internal Affairs in a Law Enforcement Department

Relationship with the CLEO; Procedures for receiving complaints; management of investigations; record keeping; Civilian Review Boards; Union Contracts and Relationship; Public Records Requests


Grant Richards
AGENDA-- Day 2
9:00AM
10:30AM
12:00PM
1:00PM
3:30PM
5:30PM
Internal Affairs, Critical Incidents & Criminal Matters
Officer Involved Shootings and Other Critical Incidents from the IA Perspective
Grant Richards
The Ever Expansive Role of Video in Law Enforcement
The importance of video evidence in law enforcement; the use of body worn cameras; issues with camera evidence, perceptual distortions, technological weaknesses and other issues relating to video and photographical evidence
Tom McCarty
LUNCH
Just Cause and Discipline
The law of just cause for discipline; the review process; best practices. 
Gary Young
Brady v. Maryland; Giglio v. United States
The up-to-date  law of exculpatory information and its role in the evaluation and investigation of Police; impact of "Brady Lists" etc.  

Gary Young
Full Immersion I.A. Scenario Exercise Presentation

Grant Richards, Gary Young and Faculty

AGENDA-- Day 3
9:00AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM-4:30PM
4:30PM -- 5:30 PM
Full Immersion I.A. Scenario Exercise

Grant Richards, Gary Young and Faculty

WORKING LUNCH (Provided)
Full Immersion I.A. Scenario Exercise (Continued)

Grant Richards, Gary Young and Faculty

Full Immersion I.A. Scenario Exercise De-Brief

Grant Richards, Gary Young and Faculty

INSTRUCTORS:

 

Gary L. Young, Keating O'Gara law firm

 

Mr. Young is a use of force attorney who has served law enforcement for 20 years. Young represents a law enforcement employee groups throughout Nebraska, including many of the largest police and sheriff's employee groups statewide. Mr. Young has represented more than 150 officers in critical incidents, officer involved shootings, and in several dozen grand jury proceedings.  He has also represented officers in more than 700 I.A. investigations. He is certified by Force Science® Institute as an Advanced Specialist in the Analysis of Force Encounters. 

Jeff Bliemeister, Former Chief of Police, Lincoln Police Department; Former Chief Deputy Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

Chief Bliemeister is a 24 year veteran of law enforcement. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the Lincoln, Nebraska Police Department for four years, during which he oversaw a department of approximately 330 sworn officers, and responded to more than 100 internal affairs investigations into alleged officer misconduct. During his time as Chief, he also served as the Chairperson of the Police Standards Advisory Council, the public agency that has statutory authority over licensing and regulation of peace officers in Nebraska.  Prior to his work at LPDn, Bliemeister served as Chief Deputy for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. He is currently serving as the Director of Safety and Security for the Bryan-LGH Medical System in Lincoln, Nebraska. 
 

Ret. Sgt. Grant Richards,  Lincoln Police Department

Grant Richards is a 31 year veteran of law enforcement. Most recently, he served as the Internal Affairs Sergeant for the Lincoln Police Department in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he served for 7 years. During his work as the IA Sgt, Richards conducted approximately 200-250 internal affairs investigations of alleged officer misconduct. He is currently serving as the Property and Supply Manager for the Lincoln Police Department.

Tom McCarty, Keating O'Gara law firm

Mr. McCarty is a use of force attorney in Lincoln, Nebraska, representing a variety of law enforcement employee groups throughout Nebraska. He has represented over 50 law enforcement officers in officer involved shootings and in custody death investigations, including numerous grand jury proceedings. He is certified by Force Science® Institute as an Analyst of Force Encounters.