Attorney Eric Daigle acts as a legal advisor to police departments across the Country. He provides legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, internal affairs, discipline, policy drafting, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest, and search and seizure. His experience focuses on officers’ use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force, as well as deadly force incidents involving law enforcement.
Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, organizational structure and risk management. Many departments have retained Attorney Daigle to assist with the review, development, and revision of department policies to maintain and reflect current police practices. Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.
From 1992 to 2002, Attorney Daigle worked for the Connecticut State Police, during which time he spent many years as a detective assigned to investigative units. His experience included leading investigations; processing crime scenes for the collection of forensic evidence; and preparing cases for prosecution. Attorney Daigle is currently assigned as a reserve officer and maintains his Connecticut Police certification.
As a Connecticut P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement instructor in the area of legal training, Attorney Daigle provides legal training to law enforcement officers throughout the state for recruit and in-service training. This training includes search and seizure, laws of arrest, use of force legal updates, civil liability, search warrant drafting, racial profiling, TASER liability, and courtroom testimony and demeanor. Attorney Daigle has hosted and participated in seminars focusing on use of force legal standards, including Tactical Operations, TASER usage and responses to deadly force incidents by police.
Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of its instructor cadre teaching Internal Affairs. He is well versed in best practice standards for use of force and internal affairs. He is a member of the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) Board of Directors, an instructor in the use of force seminar, and holds its Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS) credential. Attorney Daigle is the Vice Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Officers Section and a member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). He holds the Certified Practitioner of Oversight from NACOLE.
Attorney Daigle is a member of the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is also a Past President of the New Britain Bar Association.
Jonathan Davison has over 12 years of Investigation and Interview experience as a Detective with the Greater Manchester Police. He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS)™, the leading global provider of P.E.A.C.E. Investigative Interview Training to Multi-nationals, GMOs, C-Suite executives and Federal-level investigators with measurable savings and successes. He is an Advanced Specialist and a qualified trainer in the field of Investigative Interviewing and delivers professional interview courses on behalf of the ACFE. Jonathan and his team are currently developing, designing and training staff within a number of Government and Private Organizations in various countries on how to utilize the P.E.A.C.E. Framework of Interviewing with outstanding results.
Patrick is a frequent lecturer for State Police agencies, the FBI National Academy, Homeland Security, and various military and local police departments. He has also been the highest rated instructor in The Ohio State University’s Executive Education program for nearly 20 years.
His specialty is dealing with difficult subjects such as combat stress and recovery, the changes that occur in the brain during disease and aging, and how to manage fear/response. While these subjects are weighty, he brings his gentle Celtic humor into play to make difficult subjects approachable and fun.
He holds two doctorates in psychology and neuroscience and works with a wide variety of health care professionals and facilities. He also serves as the Senior Pastor of the Fourth Avenue Church of Christ in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville.
Patrick’s family has served in the British and United States Armed Forces for over 300 years. He is married to Kami Taylor Mead, an interior designer. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. The primary seminars are a 2 ½ day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents both for the Public Agency Training Council, Indianapolis. Each year nearly 1,000 police practitioners will attend these training programs.
Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, CA.
Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.
Lou was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure, he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.
Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Report of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training, and
Management-Employee Relations. Lou has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations Guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations, and Internal Affairs.
Justin is a Senior Instructor at The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Cyber Division, Technical Investigations Branch, in Brunswick, Georgia. He is currently the Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for the Covert Electronic Surveillance Program (CESP). He is responsible for instructing and developing program curriculum to ensure students from over 90 Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies receive cutting edge training on covert electronic surveillance equipment and methodologies.
He retired in 2016 from the US Air Force after serving for 24 years. He began his Air Force career as an Avionics Specialist on F-15 aircraft where he enhanced his knowledge of radio frequency theory and GPS navigational methods and gained valuable electronics experience. After working on aircraft for 8 years he applied to, and was accepted to become, a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). AFOSI is responsible for conducting criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations within the Air Force.
Due to his extensive electronics background, Justin was selected to become a dedicated Technical Services agent within AFOSI. He has an extensive background in managing, directing, and conducting technical surveillance operations involving body wires, covert camera installations, GPS tracking, surveillance photography, digital forensics, and other specialized surveillance techniques. In addition, he provided Technical Surveillance Countermeasures support to Air Force and Department of Defense assets throughout the US, Africa, and the European theaters of operation.
Justin is a member of the National Technical Investigators’ Association and holds their Certified Technical Investigator certification.