Thu, Sep 12th, 2019 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET
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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 al and State Departments of each, Attorney General, Internal Revenue Service, Environmental Protection Departments, Health Departments; Licensing Boards, Department of Child Services, Domestic Violence Interceptors, Department of Agriculture & U.S.D.A., Department of Justice, other Organizations 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 on site if multi-animals are involved, safety for animals and personnel on site 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 judge; successful convictions; and troubleshooting.