Well, I'm not a great conversationalist, but I do what I say. If you have been following this discussion you will know that I had range time today.Well, I managed not to shoot my foot, leg, or other body part with the one bullet I was given.
We did have a discussion with the entire class about O.C. and the process of dealing with calls. I made it clear to the class that asking or suggesting toa business owner if they "wanted" an OC person in their business or "removed" from their businesswould be inappropriate. We would also inform the owner that OC is legal.
I also spoke with the college training coordinator about a legal review class for OC. I sent an e-mail earlier and had not gotten a response....To my surprise they said it was too risky and would make the college subject lawsuit if their review caused an officer to act one way or another? Geez sounds like normal training to me.
They asked why I thought this was an issue and I explained the pending lawsuits with West Milwaukee and Chilton.They are/were clueless. I am sending them the federal case site. Iview the issue in many cases is a lack of training by the Leo's.I DO understand this is not the explanation in all the cases.
I will now ask assistant attorney generalDavid Perlman for a policy guidline that Leo's could follow that would provide a policy for handling OC contacts in a uniform and legal manner. If he chooses to respond ( I can not make him), My goal with this is develop a model
OC policy that could be used by any agency in the state.
Fundraiser/food picnic, I'm still working on that. Do you have a charity you have worked with in the past?