Daigle, Eric
De-Escalation and Mental Illness Response
Hours: 2    Start Time: 15:00    End Time: 17:00    
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This session will review legal standards and issues related to individuals who are incapacitated by mental illness or substance abuse. The Court has identified that this category of individual should have a higher degree of legal analysis and officers must understand the threshold for decision-making purposes. The term De-Escalation is used frequently use in use of force incidents. Officers should know what the definition is and how Courts are evaluating the decision making of an officer. This session will discuss the duty of care standard and how their actions can make a special relationship to create state-created danger.

Eric Daigle - Bio
Attorney Daigle is the principal and founder of Daigle Law Group, LLC, a firm that specializes in law enforcement operations, with an emphasis on management operational consulting services. His experience focuses on civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions. Mr. Daigle acts as legal advisor to police departments across the country, providing legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, policy development, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest and search and seizure. His experience focuses on Internal Affairs operations and use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force and deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle speaks at seminars and conferences across the Country focusing on legal standards for effective and constitutional police operation. He has served as a member of the Independent Monitoring Teams for Oakland CA and formally for Niagara Falls NY. He works with Law Enforcement Agencies who are under investigation or a Consent Decree by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Litigation Section. Attorney Daigle developed the DLG Policy Center which provides consulting services on policy development to departments across the Country. Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of their instructor cadre teaching Supervisory Liability. He is a member of the Board of Directors for American for Effective Law Enforcement, he holds his Certified Litigation Specialist Certificate and is a member of their instructor cadre He is was the Chair of the IACP Legal Officers Section and instructs at the IACP conference. Attorney Daigle is the Chairman of the Legal Section for the National Tactical Officers Association. He has completed the Force Science Institute Certification and Advanced Specialist training programs. He is a former member of the Connecticut State Police and now maintains his certification as a reserve officer.