Attorney Eric Daigle acts as a legal advisor to police departments across the Country. He provides legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, internal affairs, discipline, policy drafting, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest, and search and seizure. His experience focuses on officers’ use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force, as well as deadly force incidents involving law enforcement.
Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, organizational structure and risk management. Many departments have retained Attorney Daigle to assist with the review, development, and revision of department policies to maintain and reflect current police practices. Attorney Daigle serves as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.
From 1992 to 2002, Attorney Daigle worked for the Connecticut State Police, during which time he spent many years as a detective assigned to investigative units. His experience included leading investigations; processing crime scenes for the collection of forensic evidence; and preparing cases for prosecution. Attorney Daigle is currently assigned as a reserve officer and maintains his Connecticut Police certification.
As a Connecticut P.O.S.T. certified law enforcement instructor in the area of legal training, Attorney Daigle provides legal training to law enforcement officers throughout the state for recruit and in-service training. This training includes search and seizure, laws of arrest, use of force legal updates, civil liability, search warrant drafting, racial profiling, TASER liability, and courtroom testimony and demeanor. Attorney Daigle has hosted and participated in seminars focusing on use of force legal standards, including Tactical Operations, TASER usage and responses to deadly force incidents by police.
Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of its instructor cadre teaching Internal Affairs. He is well versed in best practice standards for use of force and internal affairs. He is a member of the Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) Board of Directors, an instructor in the use of force seminar, and holds its Certified Litigation Specialist (CLS) credential. Attorney Daigle is the Vice Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Legal Officers Section and a member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). He holds the Certified Practitioner of Oversight from NACOLE.
Attorney Daigle is a member of the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is also a Past President of the New Britain Bar Association.
Mark McClish is a retired Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal. He spent nine years teaching interviewing techniques at the Marshals Service Training Academy. During this time, he developed the Statement Analysis® techniques to detect deception in a verbal and written statement.
Mark retired from the Marshals Service in 2009 and started Advanced Interviewing Concepts. His company provides interviewing skills training and assists investigators in analyzing a suspect’s statement. Mark currently gives presentations on his Statement Analysis® techniques throughout the United States. He is the author of the books “I Know You Are Lying” and “Don’t Be Deceived.”
Michele Stuart started her investigative career in 1990. In 1997, she became the owner and operator or JAG Investigations, Inc. Michele has 28 years of experience in open source intelligence (OSINT), counter intelligence, insurance fraud investigations, financial investigations, threat assessments, due diligence, organized retail crime, corporate & competitive intelligence. Over the past 18 years, she has taught hundreds of classes in OSINT and social media investigations for the law enforcement and military intelligence communities, as well as the financial industry and insurance industry on a global level. She has been an instructor at Quantico (FBI Academy) for international training programs and a previous Adjunct Professor with the University of Virginia. In 2017 she partnered with Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security creating a program "Keeping Kids Safe," training administrators, principals, teachers, SROs, and parents on the dangers of online and social media activity, as well as the dangers of applications / cellular security.