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Eric Daigle

Attorney Eric P. Daigle

Attorney Eric Daigle specializes in Civil Rights litigation and law enforcement operations consulting. 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.

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Attorney Eric R. Atstupenas

Eric Atstupenas presently serves as the General Counsel for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He serves as a member at large on the IACP Legal Officers Section board, a member of the IACP Committee on Human and Civil Rights, associate member of the New England Association of Chiefs of Police and Central Massachusetts 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 law enforcement in Massachusetts. Eric is the author of several law enforcement training materials and has been published in the IACP’s Police Chief magazine. Eric has also worked extensively with Eric Daigle, Esq., the owner of Daigle Law Group, LLC, as a law enforcement consultant and trainer.

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Attorney Joseph Race, Esq.

Joseph Race is an Associate Attorney with the Daigle Law Group and specializes in policy and accreditation issues. Mr. Race recently retired as a Captain of the Madison (CT) Police Department where he commanded the Administrative Division. During his time in Madison, Mr. Race successfully led the Madison Police Department to dual CALEA Accreditation for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Communication as well as State of Connecticut Tier III Accreditation. Mr. Race is actively involved in accreditation and currently serves as a CALEA Assessment Team Leader. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School Law and is a practicing member of the Connecticut state bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Race is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes 76th Command Officers Development Course and the 270th Session of the FBI National Academy. Mr. Race is also proud United States Marine Corps veteran.

Captain Spencer Fomby (ret.)

Captain Spencer Fomby (ret.) is the National Tactical Officers Association Public Order Section Chair. He was previously director of the Boise Police Department Training, Education, and Development Division and the Berkeley Police Department (CA) for 20 years. He has held primary assignments in patrol, narcotics, and crime prevention. He was assigned to the department’s SWAT team for 16 years. Captain Fomby was the lead Berkeley Police Department public order instructor. He was responsible for equipment selection, tactical training, less-lethal weapon selection, chemical agent selection and deployment, and mission planning. Captain Fomby has been recognized as a subject matter expert in police tactics and works on several national projects. He is a tactical instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). He is assigned to a National Institute of Justice Special Technical Committee on crowd control equipment. He is an SME in crowd control equipment and tactics for the DHS First Responder Resource Group. He is an SME in active shooter response for the IACP Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). Captain Fomby is a Visiting Fellow in Police Science at the University of Derby, U.K. Captain Fomby earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from Howard University.

Attorney Carrie Hill

Carrie Hill is an attorney and national criminal justice consultant. She has dedicated her thirty-year career in providing criminal justice consulting and professional development seminars in correctional law to educate and empower those working in the correctional industry. She is the Chief Jail Advisor for the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Sheriffs’ Association.

Mickey H. Osterreicher

Mickey H. Osterreicher serves as general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). He is an award-winning photojournalist with over forty years’ experience in print and broadcast and has been a uniformed reserve deputy sheriff with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) since 1976. Osterreicher was a member of the IACP Public Recording of Police advisory committee and helped draft the manuals and provide training on this issue. He has also instructed at previous Use of Force Summits as well as numerous annual IACP and National Sheriffs Association (NSA) meetings and provided training on this subject to many law enforcement agencies nationwide, including: Washington, D.C., Tampa, Cleveland, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Denver, Milwaukee, Miami and the Minnesota State Patrol. He is also certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) honored him in 2015 as a “Fellow of the Society,” the highest professional honor given by the Society for extraordinary contribution to the profession and in 2021 he was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

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May 31 - June 2, 2023