The Attorney General’s Professional Development Program will host a special training for prosecutors and law enforcement — Evaluating Witnesses and their Testimony — from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the State Fire Marshal’s Academy, 8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg.
It will cover eyewitness identification testimony; related research and issues; the state-mandated protocol for photo lineups; and ethics and professionalism. A panel discussion will focus on interviewing witnesses.
The training qualifies for four hours of continuing legal education. Law enforcement officers who pre-register will receive an OPOTA certificate at the conclusion of the training.
Speakers include Doug Squires of the U.S. Department of Justice; Melissa Berry of the University of Dayton; John Green and Lou Agosta of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA); Cindy Erwin of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation; and Daniel Huston and Kent Shimeall of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Registration is being handled through OPOTA. To sign up, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/OPOTARegistration, and reference OPOTA Course 03-684-12-01.