Public interest in police procedures and tactics has dramatically increased. At the same time, police associations are becoming increasingly aware of their rights, and more vigilant in asserting and defending those rights on behalf of their members. These trends have let to increase scrutiny of police services and individual officers by the public, the media, the Courts and various administrative tribunals. At the same time, the law relating to police discipline is often complex and in flux.
We have deep experience as counsel to Chiefs of Police in many discipline contexts, including appeals and inquiries before the Law Enforcement Review Board and Police Commissions, acting as Presenting Officers in disciplinary hearings, and in all levels of court.