Bauer Speaks to Chiefs of Police on Mitigating Risk in Law Enforcement

CONCORD, NH — Attorney Charlie Bauer recently spoke at a New Hampshire Chiefs of Police meeting on police liability and innovative ways law enforcement is managing and mitigating risk. Attorney Bauer shared his practical insights and experiences at the May 27th Leadership in Risk Management Forum hosted by the NH Public Risk Management Exchange (Primex3). Primex3 General Counsel Michael Ricker, Esq. participated in and facilitated the discussion on
many issues facing law enforcement today, including:

  • Free Staters – Recordings & Wiretapping
  • Nol Pros v. Release Dismissal Practice
  • Internal Investigations – Garrity – Independent Agencies – Procedures – Records
  • Loudermill & Appeals – Due Process & SOPs
  • Training, Planning & Execution of Search & Arrest Warrants
  • Mutual Compacts – Agency Cooperation – Command Staff & Supervisory Issues
  • Civil Claims – Federal & State Claims
  • Nol Pros v. Civil Lawsuit
  • Civil Discovery – Motion for Summary Judgment – Qualified Immunity
  • Depositions – Documentation – Discovery
  • Federal District Court – First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Gerstein Affidavit – Probable Cause in Misdemeanors
  • Probable Cause Determinations v. Not Guilty Finding on the Merits
  • Motor Vehicle Stops / Pursuits / Extra Judicial Pursuit
  • Weapons Issues – Use of Force – Cuffs – TASER Deployment & Documentation
  • Resisting Arrest – Use of Force – TASER – Hard Hands/Soft Hands/OC Spray
  • Use of Force Report v. Incident Reports
  • Domestic Issues – 12 Hour Rule
  • Emotional/Mental Persons & SOPs
  • Mental Health Issues – Protective Custody – IEH / Voluntary / Involuntary

Attorney Bauer has over 30 years of civil litigation experience in New Hampshire. Charlie is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and AV-rated in Martindale-Hubbell. Charlie has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of arbitration and mediation and is listed by Super Lawyers in the areas of employment and labor, alternative dispute resolution, and civil rights/First Amendment.

As one of New Hampshire’s foremost trial attorneys and mediators, Attorney Bauer concentrates his practice in the areas of civil rights litigation, private mediation and arbitration, employment litigation, and other complex civil litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and University of Baltimore School of Law.

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