Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Kasia Park and Ed Benjamin Present at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy

Drummond Woodsum attorneys Kasia Park and Ed Benjamin recently served on the faculty of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s 2019 New Chiefs & Sheriffs course. This course is intended for newly appointed Chiefs of Police/Deputy Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs/Chief Deputy Sheriffs and is designed to prepare them for the challenges of running a law enforcement agency in Maine. The portion of the course taught by Attorneys Park and Benjamin focused on civil liability for law enforcement officers, including hot button issues such as the use of deadly force, dealing with persons in mental health crisis, and the ever increasing use of body cameras by police officers.

Don Finnegan, Training Coordinator at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, expressed the Academy’s gratitude to Attorneys Park and Benjamin for donating their time to share their expertise with the new Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs. Rick Desjardins, Assistant Director of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, also said:  “As always, this presentation was excellent and very informative for the group attending the New Chiefs and Sheriff’s class here at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Thanks for your commitment to law enforcement training.”

In their reviews, attendees in the class also lauded the training provided by Attorneys Park and Benjamin:

“By far best section!! Most important material, all of the legal material was excellent.”

“Very beneficial class, A++.  A lot to think about, they presented the material well.”

“It is always good to learn from Ed and Kasia, the case law and videos were very useful.”

“Very good, a ton of learning in this block!”

“Excellent information, subject should be a strong focal point of any chief.  Instructors were very informative.”

“Super class, well presented and good video.”