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This program was recorded on January 5, 2021
The course is a step by step guide on how to successfully preserve evidence in a use of force case from the Defense perspective, as well as how and when to request it from the Plaintiff’s perspective. These steps critically explain the importance of preserving evidence, what to preserve, and who to notify in a use of force case, as well as what documents and other evidence should be sought, when and how to seek such evidence. The course then goes over the possible consequences of not correctly preserving evidence is a use of force case. Lastly, the course ends with several hypothetical questions to help attorneys better understand the aforementioned topics and how to correctly apply them to a future use of force case. This course is for new attorney to the field of police liability or use of force, or an experienced attorney seeking to enter the police civil rights litigation field.
Anthony G. Becknek
Anthony Becknek joined Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins Ltd. in 2019 after significant roles in both the city of Chicago’s government and as a Senior Associate Litigation Attorney at a Chicago-area law firm. Anthony has extensive experience handling a wide array of complex litigation matters and internal and external investigations for government entities and municipalities.
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This course will explore both the defense and Plaintiff’s side to preserving and retaining relevant evidence as outlined below.
1. Create a strong document retention policy.
2. Know when to preserve evidence and what to request.
3. Know what documents you are looking for and the medium in which they are kept.
4. Be on the look out for events that could signify litigation.
5. Give the proper notice to preserve evidence and the proper requests to obtain any such evidence.
6. Provide a Letter of Preservation to Preserve any Relevant Material.
7. Notify the proper parties and Sit down with the parties/witnesses.
8. After creating your team, make sure that they are familiar with the evidence.