First Amendment Schedule

May 27-29, 2020 | Mohegan Sun

Day One – Wednesday

May 27, 2020

8:45 AM
Introduction to the First Amendment
Attorney Eric Daigle – Principle Daigle Law Group, LLC

  • · First Amendment 101
  • Application to Law Enforcement and Jail Operations
  • Legal Implication of Policy, Training and Operations

10:30 AM
Employment First Amendment Update
Attorney Eric Atstupenas – MCOPA General Counsel / DLG Consultant

  • Freedom of Religion based claims
  • Freedom of speech based claims

1:15 PM
Crowd Control and Management – Legal
Attorney Eric Daigle – Principle Daigle Law Group, LLC

  • Legal Standards for LE protest response
  • Time, place and manner restrictions
  • Hate speech, threat assessment, passive resistance

3:00 PM
Crowd Control and Management – Policy
Attorney Eric Daigle – Principle Daigle Law Group, LLC

  • Operational Guidelines
  • Declaring Unlawful Assembly
  • Use of Force and tactical operations standards

Day Two – Thursday

May 28, 2020

8:30 AM
Social media and First Amendment implications
Attorney Eric Atstupenas – MCOPA General Counsel / DLG Consultant

  • Disciplining public employees for social media content
  • Agency policy & procedure considerations
  • Blocking, hiding, muting, removing, and policing third-party posts on agency social media sites

10:30 AM
First Amendment Issues in Detention and Jail Operations
Attorney Carrie Hill – National Sheriffs’ Association
Director, National Center for Jail Operations

  • Freedom of Religion – Policies and Operations
  • Freedom of speech – Security Considerations

1:15 PM
Police Use of Social Media & The Constitution – Lurking and Sliding into DM’s
Attorney Eric Atstupenas – MCOPA General Counsel / DLG Consultant
Attorney Zayid A. Saleem – Legal Advisor Memphis Police Department

  • Police use of social media during investigations
  • Self-surveillance of social media
  • Electronic interception platforms
  • Social media monitoring

3:00 PM
Recording Police – Just Say Cheese – First Amendment Concerns
Attorney Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel

  • Legal standards and interpretations
  • Policy and training development

Day Three – Friday

May 29, 2020

8:15 AM
Freedom of the Press- What you need to know…
Attorney Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)

  • Rights and limitations of journalists

9:45 AM
Searching and Seizing Electronics – Legal Standards
Attorney Eric Daigle – Principle Daigle Law Group, LLC

  • Seizing and searching media from Citizens
  • Seizing and Search phones during Internal Affairs Investigations

11:15 AM
Freedom of Religion – Law Enforcement Operations
Captain Joseph Race, Esq – Madison Police Department/ DLG Consultant

  • What is Freedom of Religion?
  • How does it affect Law Enforcement operations

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