Webinar - Prosecutor and Law Enforcement Tools in Animal Cruelty Cases

Thursday Sep 12, 2019 - 03:00pm to 04:00pm EDT
Event Description: 

Animal cruelty cases can be tricky due to the evidence, and reporting collateral crimes to other agencies is important. Whether you are dealing with a case involving one animal or multiple animals, it is important to investigate and prepare the case for successful prosecution.

This presentation is ideal for law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, new employees, and supervisors, too. Attendees will learn to initiate the case; resource procurement and coordination; cross-reporting to agencies that may be involved (e.g., federal and state departments of each attorney general, Internal Revenue Service, environmental protection departments, health departments, licensing boards, and departments of child services; domestic violence interceptors; departments of agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Justice; and other oganizations like those offering to hold animals until the case is resolved); evidence gathering and codification; types of evidence; crime scene security; what to include in search warrants; handling live evidence and triage of animals onsite if multiple animals are involved; safety for animals and personnel onsite and liability issues; experts to consider; suggestions for arrest warrants, conditions bonds, and sentencing options for defendants; easy access and sharing of evidence to other agencies; presenting evidence to jury or judges; successful convictions; and troubleshooting.

Organizer Information
Event Organization: 
Justice Clearinghouse