Last week Chief Deputy Michael Claypole attended advanced training. Chief Deputy Claypole does an excellent job for the LCSO and citizens of Livingston County.
Course Name: Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings
Length: 3 days
Presented by: Code 4 Consultants
Training consisted of how to investigate shootings involving officers as victims being shot or of officers being forced to shoot a suspect. Course covered the following objectives:
Understanding the importance of investigating an officer involved shooting
Learn how to properly handle investigating an officer involved shooting
Understand how people react to stress or fear
Learn how to prepare of an autopsy
Understanding the importance of follow up
Understanding why reporting is so critical
As well as working evidence scenes attending officers watched many videos involving law enforcement officers being shot and killed, injured, or shot at as well as officers shooting at armed suspects, evaluating the videos to determine what as an investigator should be done upon arrival for scene preservation, evidence preservation, witnesses, completing the investigation from start to finish and compiling a report for the prosecutor's office, the department, and court system if needed.
Also information on officer well-being following a shooting incident and how officers deal with the stress and clearing them for return to duty.
Sheriff Steve Cox