Ms. MILDRED O'LINN The captivating Mildred O'Linn is a licensed attorney in California where she is a trial attorney at Manning & Marder, Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez LLP of Los Angeles, a firm preeminent in the defense of governmental agencies and their employees.She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Kent State and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law in 1986. Formerly, Ms. O'Linn was a Police Officer, FTO, Academy Director, Assistant to a Chief of Police and the Chairperson of Unarmed Self-defense training for police officers in the State of Ohio. She has been a certified instructor in numerous areas to include defensive tactics and physical fitness.She has served as the Legal and Technical Advisor to LETN and is a Personal Protection Specialist.Ms. O'Linn
is frequently called upon to provide protective services for high profile dignitaries and celebrities across the world.
One of the founders of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
is a nationally recognized speaker, instructing frequently in seminars on various aspects of civil liability, sexual harassment, use of force, expert witness preparation and expert witness testimony.
Most recently, she
was successful in defending a law enforcement agency in the first Taser case presented at the Federal level, a decision that is certain to have a lasting impact in cases of this nature.
"Civil Liability & Use of Force Update"
This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the present state of agency and individual liability, focusing on principles and concepts of civil liability and police misconduct in Section 1983 litigation in federal and state courts, precedential cases and applicable standards.The program will deal with, in particular, use of force, use of force review, and use of force policies. and training related issues .Ms. O'Linn's
presentation will include discussions related to Negligent Hiring, Negligent Retention and Unlawful Dismissals.