David E. Hatch, "Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of Force: Practical Investigative Techniques"
English | ISBN: 084931268X | 2002 | 200 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Develop easy-to-follow policies that apply to your departments needs.
Every time an officer discharges his weapon, whether or not anyone is hit, there is an investigation. However, most police agencies have allowed their investigations to evolve and change as each incident occurs, causing public distrust, unnecessary litigation, and great harm to the agencys and officers reputations. Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of Force shows that consistent protocols for investigation help avoid these needless repercussions. Known as one of the leading experts on the use of force and officer-involved shootings, author David Hatch provides guidelines for the development of use-of-force investigative policies that will address the concerns of the agency, the employee involved, and the community. These now standardized procedures have proven effective for him over the course of 125 cases.