May 29-31, 2019 | Mohegan Sun

Eric P. Daigle, J.D.

Attorney Daigle specializes in Civil Rights litigation and Law Enforcement Operations Consultant. Attorney Daigle also conducts training on use of force standards, including electronic control weapons and responses to force/deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, force response, and risk management. He has served as an expert witness in use of force cases and has reviewed use of force incidents around the Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.

Eric Atstupenas

Eric Atstupenas presently serves as the General Counsel for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He is licensed to practice law in MA, RI and CT. Eric comes from a law enforcement family and has a passion for the advancement of the LE profession and those in it. He has spent his career immersing himself in all areas of the law which impact LE professionals. He is a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police – Legal Officers Section, associate member of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police and Central MA Chiefs of Police Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the Municipal Police Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing training to LE in Massachusetts. Eric is the author of several LE training materials and has been published in the Police Chief magazine, a monthly publication by the IACOP. He has also provided training to LE executives on a variety of topics germane to the profession and has appeared as a speaker at conferences across the country. Eric also works extensively with Eric Daigle, Esq., of DLG as a law enforcement consultant and trainer.

David Downing

David Downing is the manager of Corporate Investigations for the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Headquartered in San Francisco, CA. He oversees all employee misconduct, workplace violence and external crime investigations for over 24,000 employees out of 3,500 facilities throughout California. Before working for PG&E, David was the Assistant Chief for the Oakland Police Department and served as the Acting Chief of Police during his last year of service in 2017. During his 29-year career at the Oakland Police Department, he served in a wide variety of assignments which included Patrol Watch Commander. David also served concurrently with the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics team for 20 years as an operator, team leader and tactical commander. He has taught police tactics internationally and is considered a national expert on crowd management as well as the Incident Command System. David also served his country as an Air Force Reservist from 1984-2014. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Carrie Hill, J.D.

Ms. Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her 29-year career to providing professional development seminars in correctional law, along with criminal justice consulting, to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. Attorney Hill’s contributions go beyond professional development to consulting for and defense of correctional facilities, management and staff. She is also the former General Counsel to the Utah Department of Corrections, Editor of Corrections Managers’ Report and most recently, the Senior Administrative Manager to Sheriff Richard Stanek in Hennepin, Count, MN. Attorney Hill has recently accepted a new role with the NSA as the Director of the National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO).

Joseph A. Race

Joseph A. Race is in the midst of a diverse career spanning over 20 years between the United States Marine Corps, private law practice and the Madison Police Department. Mr. Race is a Captain with the Madison (CT) Police Department and commands the Administrative Division of the Madison Police Department which includes training, public information, special events and accreditation. Mr. Race led the Madison Police Department through a successful dual CALEA accreditation for both law enforcement and public safety communications, making the Madison Police Department the only Connecticut agency to hold such distinction. Mr. Race also guided the Madison Police Department though successful State of Connecticut Accreditation and reaccreditations. Mr. Race is a Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council certified instructor in: Civil Liability, Connecticut Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Search & Seizure, Housing Law and Report Writing.

Mickey Osterreicher

Mickey H. Osterreicher is of Counsel to Barclay Damon, LLP in the Media & First Amendment Law Practice Area and serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is an award-winning photojournalist with overt forty years’ experience in print and broadcast. He has been a uniformed reserve deputy with the Erie County Sheriff’s Department since 1976. Mr. Osterreicher has provided training regarding First and Fourth Amendment issues to law enforcement agencies and associations throughout the United States and has moderated and participated on panels nationwide, speaking about the right to photograph and record in public to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Sheriffs Association (NSA). He is a member of ILEETA as well as being a member of the Public Recording of Police Advisory Committee of the IACP. He is also certified as having been trained under the National Incident Management System (NIMS).