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Ryan Vettleson Andrew Noel And Eric Newark Present Cle On Police Misconduct To Hennepin County Public Defenders

G|B|B|S partners Ryan Vettleson, Andrew Noel, and Eric Newmark presented a CLE to the Hennepin County Public Defenders. The CLE, entitled, “Spotting and Benefitting from Police Misconduct,” was a practical guide for public defenders. As the name implies, the course provided tips for identifying police misconduct, such as looking for the presence of key words in police reports.

For example, likely cover words used in reports include that the suspect took a “fighting stance” or had a “look of defiance.” Other tips included looking for instances where officer testimony is inconsistent with the reports or where any video is inconsistent with the reports. The course also provided tips on how to use an awareness of police misconduct to both obtain a better result in the criminal case and to safeguard any future civil rights suit.