POST APPROVED #10596-0001
In 1978, Minnesota codified statute Minn. Stat. § 609.066 — Authorized Use of Deadly Force by Peace Officers. For over forty years, the statute saw little change through legislative amendments and applicable case law. However, recently, the evolution of criminal charges against police officers has changed. In 2016, Jeronimo Yanez was charged with Second Degree Manslaughter. In 2017, Mohammed Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter for unauthorized use of deadly force. In 2020, the arrest and prosecution of Derek Chauvin brought national and local discussion on use of force and police reform. At the center of the discussions surrounding these incidents was Minn. Stat. § 609.066, including the recent amendment to the four-decade statute that placed new requirements on peace officers. What are the new requirements? How has case-law evolved regarding authorized use of deadly force in Minnesota? As a peace officer, what expectations exist under this new law?
POST Approved Mandated Use of Force Class
This four-part course will examine the use of force in Minnesota from a multi-faceted lens, including the historical vantage point, recent case-law and a statutory examination of the recent amendment.
The instructor’s approach includes a legal analysis on crimes that could be charged, along with real hypotheticals to engage the audience. Although this class is not meant to equip law enforcement with a final answer for every scenario, it will provide peace officers with how authorized use of deadly force is used by prosecutors and judges in determining if criminal charges may be appropriate.
- Full refund available up until 14 days prior to date.
- 50% refund available up until 7 days prior to date.
- No refunds will be made within 7 days of the date.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY & CONSULTING
This course is offered and conducted by Eckberg Lammers’ Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting team of experienced trainers and consultants. Information provided in these trainings does not constitute or contain legal advice, nor do they establish and attorney-client relationship.