Registration will be done at ProTrain.
Course Instructed by Use of Force Expert Witnesses: Robert Black and Ron Hantz
This course can be used to meet the LETB Physical Tactics yearly mandated requirement.
The Supreme Court has expressly stated that if a law enforcement officer has the authority to conduct a seizure, he/she has the authority to use force or the threat of force to accomplish that mission. Further, the Court has ordered that any analysis of a police use of force must be conducted per the Fourth Amendment’s ‘objective reasonableness’ standard. Unfortunately, research continues to show that officers may be prone to hesitate in the reasonable use of force, even when faced with a significant threat. This seminar discusses the problem in light of some of the misunderstandings regarding the standard of law, improper training, and misguided policies which attempt to minimize the threat of civil litigation – all of which have been identified as counterproductive to proper threat perception and appropriate response. Attendees will be exposed to a model which can assist both officers and civilians in conceptualizing reasonable response to threat per the direction of the United States Supreme Court in Graham v. Connor, 490 U.S. 386 (1989).