Interviews with Officer

Strategies for Conducting Interviews with Officers (Presented April 16, 2019)

Officer interviews pose unique challenges for oversight and accountability practitioners.  Interviews with officers may implicate their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and attorneys or union representatives usually represent officers during these interviews.  In addition, officers frequently document encounters in department records, may not be as forthcoming as civilian witnesses, and often review video of incidents prior to preparing their reports and/or interviews.  The webinar will provide useful information for individuals who conduct these interviews as well as for practitioners responsible for reviewing and/or making recommendations to improve interviews that law enforcement agencies conduct internally of its officers.

Presenters: John Alden & Jayson Wechter