FULL LIST OF Courtroom Topics
6 tips for preparing yourself for courtroom testimony–
If you're inexperienced in the courtroom, you need to read this.
Why contradictory testimony among officers may be a good thing–
Honest witnesses may see or hear things differently — testifying to that can actually enhance your credibility
A veteran motor officer’s guide to traffic court testimony–
Traffic court isn’t personal and you aren’t there to represent yourself — you are there as a representative of your department and your state — so try to use these seven keys to making the best of every appearance
Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases–
Whether the mob is a group of angry citizens looting stores or police officers behaving in ways that betray their training and professionalism, the mob is not the answer in this country — it never has been
Judge calls parents 'idiots,' mom fights deputies in courtroom–
Rishawna Morrison spent 30 days in jail after yelling and fighting deputies at the end of a two-and-a-half day custody and child support hearing.
How cops can best prepare for a court appearance–
A calm, sincere, respectful, open, forthright attitude — no matter who’s asking the questions — will have you credibly winning despite confrontational questions
No charges for marshal in fatal Utah courtroom shooting–
25-year-old defendant Siale Angilau got out of his seat, grabbed a pen and rushed a witness "in an aggressive, threatening manner" during his trial April 21
Judge punches public defender at hearing–
Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock got involved in an aggravated exchange of words Monday when the confrontation got physical.
Video: Judge punches public defender at hearing–
Judge John C. Murphy and assistant public defender Andrew Weinstock got involved in an aggravated exchange of words Monday when the confrontation got physical
Val Van Brocklin: How to testify in the courtroom–
Dave Smith sits down with instructor, Val Van Brocklin, to discuss testifying effectively in the courtroom. Val has spent many years in the courtroom and understands the importance of effective communication by an honest cop. A winning attitude is critical to winning courtroom confrontations and helps an officer to appear unbiased, keeping the jury from questioning their credibility.
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Strength in numbers: How LEOs can face PTSD and addiction
A look inside one of our nation's first "warriors only" PTSD treatment plans.