Focus Discussion: Shoot to Incapacitate, the LaGrange P.D. Novel Policy
This symposium will be a panel discussion of the nations top experts focusing on the legal, operational, and medical aspects of LaGrange P.D.’s use of force policy that appeared in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in May and has drawn attention nationwide. The focus will be tailored to LaGrange’s firearms training and the nexus to the realities of policing.
There is much controversy and debate regarding this initiative. Our quest is to challenge all assumptions and strive to find clarity to develop a sound position for our agency heads, sheriffs, chiefs, law enforcement managers, and supervisors regarding the operational reality of this novel policy in contemporary law enforcement.
Our roundtable panel discussion will start at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 17th, 2021, at the Marriott hotel in Savannah at our 120th training conference. We plan to have an hour and half discussion with a 30-minute Q & A afterwards.
Our panel participates have been selected because of their unique and extraordinary expertise regarding this subject matter. These panel members represent some of the most qualified individuals in the United States from academia, law, medicine, and experience in the police profession. These diverse perspectives will blend to provide the most objective and credible analysis for our professional analysis and evaluation in professional policy development.
Our panel consist of:
Dr. Renee J. Mitchell, former Sacramento police officer. The co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing and serves on its executive committee.
Dr. Bill Lewinski, the Executive Director of the Force Science Institute.
Seth Stoughton, former Tallassee police officer. Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law and an Associate Professor (Affiliate) in the university’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Dr. David Klinger, former patrol officer for the Los Angeles and Redmond (WA) Police Departments. He is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri
Eric Daigle, former Connecticut State Police officer. Chief attorney for the Diagle law group
Professor Greg Connor, former Ann Arbor police officer. University of Illinois Police Training Institute.
Dr. Alexander L. Eastman M.D. is a former Dallas Police Department Lieutenant, the DPD SWAT Team and is a Senior Medical Officer of Operations for the Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Jonathan Eisenstat is the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Georgia.
Don McCrea is a deputy sheriff and academic Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the South Dakota State University law enforcement program.
Dr. John Shjarback is an assistant professor in the Department of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University.
John B. Edwards. the Executive Director of POAG.
The open question and answer session with the 10 panelists at the conclusion of the presentation will be an opportunity for in-depth focus into the subject matter.
This panel will be of tremendous utility to address this pending issue that will provide executives with a proactive stance to formulate a credible position in advance of a controversial use of force case, media inquiry, or policy decision.
Note: POAG will provide a networking platform (hospitality room) afterwards for informal discussion and fellowship.
Please examine the other training opportunities available during our conference as well
Go to www.poag.org click on conference information then conference registration to attend
Spaces are limited to a first come first serve basis on registration