JULY CIDI Event:
July 10, 2020 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (MDT)
PPIAC & PSACO members/$50.00
Presenter: Sam Petitto
Topic: Until Proven Guilty: Police Investigative Procedures Explained
This course is for experienced, novice, and aspiring criminal defense investigators. If you have never worked inside an area bordered by yellow crime scene tape, you probably have questions about how and why police do what they do - or don't do. This course will provide matter-of-fact answers to those questions, and clarification to common misconceptions about police work. You will be taught which specific documents should be included in discovery for common types of criminal cases. You will also learn why the identification of missing discovery documents might be more important than properly evaluating the documents included in the case file. From scene evaluation to interviews to evidence collection to report writing, you will gain a better understanding of how police are trained in these procedures. You will also begin to understand why their efforts sometimes fall short, and how the defense team can leverage those shortcomings in every criminal case you investigate.
About our presenter:
Sam Petitto is a legal investigator specializing in felony criminal defense and K-9 consulting. He is a Senior Board Member at Large for PPIAC, Region VI Director for NALI, a member of NCISS, and has taught a variety of courses at the Pueblo Community College Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy. Before embracing the PI lifestyle, Sam was professional hide-and-seek player for the City of Durango Police Department.
We will be using the platform of Zoom. Please make sure you have an active account before signing in (free or paid.)and display your full name upon entry of class. There are tutorials available on Youtube if you are unfamiliar with Zoom. We look forward to meeting you!