Attorney General Hood offering free trainings on officer involved shootings across the state

Attorney General Jim Hood

JACKSON, MS – Attorney General Jim Hood is announcing that five free officer involved shooting trainings are being conducted across the state.

Attorney General Hood is teaming up with the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA), the Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS), and the United States Attorney’s Office to conduct the events.

An official release says the course “will discuss the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, departmental and other changes that may occur as a result of any officer involved shooting. Potential results occurring before, during and after of the event will be detailed. Considerations of the initial investigations, follow up investigations, grand jury issues, public sentiment issues and the welfare of the responding individual will be examined. Other issues discussed will include the legal parameters for use of lethal force, statutory and case law pertinent to an officer’s use of lethal force, evidence, interview of the shooter and witnesses, reports, news media and return to duty.”

Only law enforcement officers, behavioral health professionals, chaplains, officers assigned to investigate officer involved shootings law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and dispatchers assigned to emergency communications are allowed to participate.

The first training took place at the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus, MS. The release says the four remaining trainings being offered include:

Thursday, August 20 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Gautier, MS Jefferson Community College2300 Highway 90
Tuesday, September 1 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Robinsonville, MS TBA
Thursday, September 17 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Greenwood, MS TBA
Tuesday, September 22 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. McComb, MS TBA

“These trainings provide substantial and timely information for all of our law enforcement community. We encourage all Mississippi law enforcement officers, investigative officers, behavioral health professionals, chaplains, prosecutors and dispatchers to sign up and take advantage of this free training,” said Attorney General Hood.

For more information, click “Events & Trainings” under the media center at www.agjimhood.com.

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