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Getting and Using Police Bodycam Footage in Criminal Cases *Class by Webinar* (NEW)

Date(s):
August 6, 2019
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Credits: 2.0 Credit Hours

Description: Police officers across the country, including in the District of Columbia, wear body cameras when doing their jobs.  Video camera footage presents a unique opportunity to help the defense and challenge the government’s version of events (but sometimes can hurt your client’s defense.).  To get the most out of bodycam footage, this program will cover how defense counsel can get bodycam footage promptly, efficiently review the hours and hours of footage many cases now have, and use that footage effectively at trial.  Among other specific topics, we’ll discuss whether and how defense counsel can get this footage before advising clients about plea options, how to convert footage into concise trial exhibits and how to use those exhibits persuasively during witness examinations, and how to handle the government’s inevitable requests for protective orders to keep bodycam footage confidential.  With bodycam footage increasingly dominating criminal cases in DC, this program is a must for criminal defense lawyers who practice in D.C. Superior Court and elsewhere.

Faculty:

  • Will Alley, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Bernadette Armand, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
  • Jason K. Clark, The Law Office of Jason K. Clark

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.

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Jason Clark, The Law Office of Jason K. Clark

Leo Alley, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Bernadette Armand, Public Defender Service for the District Of Columbia