Investigation and Prosecution in Indian Country
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About the Event
It has been said that “domestic violence is homicide on the installment plan.” This webinar will focus on proven techniques to ensure a better investigation and the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony level domestic violence crimes in federal court. This U.S. Department of Justice sponsored webinar will be held on August 17, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST. The training content will be delivered online via Cisco WebEx (WebEx). Presenters for this webinar are Detective Mike Agnew, Fresno PD (ret.) and Leslie A. Hagen, National Indian Country Training Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice. This training is for police, prosecutors and advocates responding to domestic violence in tribal communities. Topics to be covered include the following: the nature and prevalence of domestic violence; charging options in federal and tribal court; trauma informed interviewing; determining the predominant aggressor; the effective use of body worn cameras; documenting excited utterances; photographic documentation of violence; and report writing. In short, viewers will learn how to build an evidence based case that may withstand prosecution challenges like victim recantation. The ultimate goal is less homicides, less violence, justice for victims and safer communities.