Trust Experience – Officer Involved Shootings, Critical Incidents and Early Intervention Techniques to Control City Exposures

14 Sep 2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Meteor/Mamie, Lake Tahoe Resort

Trust Experience – Officer Involved Shootings, Critical Incidents and Early Intervention Techniques to Control City Exposures

Officer involved shootings and other critical incidents can create liability, morale, and public relations challenges, especially with today’s advanced technology.  Police excessive force incidents are particularly volatile situations that often develop into a city’s highest settlement payouts. Planning for these incidents and preparing for them with a disciplined approach can minimize the impact they have on the city’s monetary and public exposures. Discuss successful early-intervention techniques and approaches that municipalities have used to minimize exposure, reduce settlements, and derail fraudulent claims.

At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to understand:

  • The advantages of a prepared and measured City response to an incident and providing support and guidance for City personnel involved in the incident
  • The benefits of having in place an early resolution process
  • The critical litigation techniques and tactics before and after a civil lawsuit is filed

Speakers:

  • James Fitzgerald, Partner in Counsel, McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher LLP
  • Noah Blechman, Partner, McNamara, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges & Ambacher LLP
  • Craig Wheaton, Senior Litigation Manager, Bickmore
  • Tom Kline, Risk Control Manager, Bickmore

Moderator: Jeff Johnston, Risk Control Director, Bickmore

Interest areas: Liability, JPA Board