Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Liability Risk Management Conference

Dates of Events

10/13/2021 through 10/15/2021

Last Updated: 09/17/2021
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton - Nashville South Cool Springs, Franklin, TN 37067
Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton - Nashville South Cool Springs / 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $395
Instructor Bio
Multiple Instructors
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Law Enforcement Liability Risk Management Conference
Staying Ahead of Liability “Policing in the Reform Movement”
Qualified Immunity · Use of Force and Reform State Legislation · Federal Legislation

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney
· Law Enforcement in the Policing Reform Movement.
· A Survey of Reform Legislation Around the United States.
· Any Available Updates on Federal Legislation. (No Bills have passed or been signed as of this time)
· How is Local Legislation Impacting Agency and Officer Liability?
· Qualified Immunity-Does it Impact Officer Accountability?
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, receiving his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School. Jack has 20 years of police experience as a Captain. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently through- out the United States. He is the Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute and has conducted agency audits, several involving issues of administrative investigations. Jack regularly conducts training seminars for LLRMI in a variety of subjects including Use of Force, Internal Affairs and Legal Issues. Jack has written two books for use by Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers, Rhode Island “Law Enforcement Officers Guide to Criminal Procedure” and “Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights”, a Practical Guide to the Law of Investigations and Hearings. Jack has written extensively on the legal issues surrounding the Internal Affairs process. Jack Ryan also writes a field guide for law enforcement officers nationally titled: “Case Law for Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement”, A Legal Guide for Officers and Supervisors, which is updated annually at the end of each United States Supreme Court Term. Jack authors and edits the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute’s bi-monthly publications providing legal and liability updates to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Brian Devlin and Kim Gaston
How Infectious Disease is shaping Public Safety Liability, Officer Health, Officer performance.
Brian Devlin,
Vice President of IPMG Risk Management Services. After graduating with degrees in Physiology and Physiotherapy, Brian worked in physical therapy and specialized in industrial medicine and workers’ compensation rehab. For five years, he provided therapy and rehab service for global large equipment manufacturers and eventually a large Chicago area hospital’s industrial medicine program. Brian designed safety and health programs for Police and Fire operations for injury prevention. Currently, Brian is Vice President of Risk Management Services and designs and coordinates the risk management activities for a large Illinois public entity pool with roughly 300 members of local government (municipality and county). These services include controls and material resource for injury prevention, insurance management and entity/agency liability.

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney
Use of Force and the impact of Reform Legislation on policy and training. The United States Supreme Court does not set the only standard anymore.
o Sudden In-Custody Death/Asphyxiation/Neck Restraints.
o No-Knock Warrants.
o De-Escalation
o Protests and the Use of Chemical and Kinetic Energy Munitions
o Dealing with Persons in Crisis
Staying ahead of Reform/Recognizing New Risks/Managing the Risks/Controlling Losses
Reform Mandated Training
o De-Escalation
o Procedural Justice
o Legitimacy of Authority
o Implicit Bias

Thursday, October 14, 2021
8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Lou Reiter
How Blindness to Police Misconduct Impacts LE Liability?
What’s the Cost to the Agency? The Insurer?
Defend? Write the Check?
Lou Reiter
is a National Trainer and Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Manage- ment Institute. He has presented training on Internal Affairs issues for the past 25 years. Lou regularly conducts police agency audits and has been the consultant on investigations involving 8 cities and the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a police practices expert in over 1000 civil cases appearing both plaintiffs and defendants. He authored the “4th Edition of “Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations” in 2019.” Lou retired from the L.A.P.D. as a Deputy Chief of Police after 20 years of service.
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m.— 3:00 p.m. Michael Fann · George Dalton · Chester Darden
Public Entity Partners (PEP), TN
Greatest Impact in Reducing Law Enforcement Liability: Starts with LEADERSHIP
Law enforcement is experiencing challenging times, and effective leadership is essential to the department achieving its organizational goals, serving the community, and maximize law enforcement efficiency and effectiveness. Leadership cannot afford to be passive or derelict in its duty to provide organizational guidance, direction, and accountability. During this training, a basic law enforcement leadership and risk management framework will be outlined. Special emphasis will be placed on the roles and responsibilities of leaders and supervisors in identifying risks exposures early and responding strategically.
Items covered:
· Begin with the End in Mind: Who Do We Serve?
· What is Your Data Telling You?
· Importance of Proper Selection.
· Importance of Early Intervention When Issues are Identified.
· Pitfalls of Poor Supervision.
· Police EPLI Issues.
· Effective Organizational Leadership
3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Laura Scarry, Attorney
You Have Received the Lawsuit, Now What?
How Do You Review and Evaluate the Lawsuit?
Defend? Write the Check?
How Do You Win?
Laura Scarry
has extensive litigation experience defending municipalities and municipal employees in federal courts in Illinois and Indiana and Illinois state courts. The majority of Ms. Scarry's work has been in the representation of police officers, supervisors, administrators and the police agencies they work for against claims covering a wide array of law enforcement issues such as excessive force, deadly force, search and seizure, malicious prosecution, failure to train, duty to protect, police pursuit, employment discrimination, in-custody deaths and racial profiling. What makes Laura’s experience unique is that she sees cases from a practical standpoint, having been a police officer for the City of Lake Forest from 1986-1992.

Friday, October 15, 2021
8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney · Mike Irwin
USE OF FORCE, The Lawsuit that will not go away

· Highest Liability
· Expensive Litigation
· What Has Changed?
· What Can We Do?
· What Has to Be Done in Every Agency
· Emerging Plaintiff Trends in the Use of Force
12:00 p.m. Certificate Presentation