Atlanta, GA, March 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Attorney, Lance LoRusso, author of the acclaimed books, "When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident" and "Peacemaking" will be speaking at the Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association’s 2016 Spring Conference on March 15, 2016 at 1 PM ET at the Brasstown Valley Resort, 6351 Hwy 76, Young Harris, Georgia. LoRusso’s presentation will be entitled “Current Trends in Use of Force and Critical Incident Investigation.” The presentation will assist Internal Affairs Officers in Georgia’s law enforcement agencies on current trends in the investigation of officer-involved shootings.
“Sadly it seems almost daily we are hearing about officer involved shootings in the news,” said Lance LoRusso, author of When Cops Kill and Peacemaking. “In the media firestorm that follows, the public is often uncertain of what happens in an investigation. That is why it is essential that Internal Affairs Officers be totally up to date in all procedures and trends so there is never a question that the investigation was conducted impartially and fairly. I am honored to be addressing this critical issue at the Georgia Internal Affairs Investigators Association’s Spring Conference.”
"When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident" by LoRusso, is a comprehensive book for law enforcement and family members of law enforcement officers to deal with the aftermath of the law enforcement officer having been involved in a shooting or violent alteration with a suspect. The book deals with the media coverage that will follow such an incident, the investigation, the potential of a civil lawsuit and how to deal emotionally with such an incident. The book is an excellent resource for law enforcement officers and their family members for the day when the call of duty leads to more than a random warrant being served or ticket being issued. LoRusso draws on his hands-on experience as a former law enforcement officer as well as an attorney who represents law enforcement officers. Proceeds from the sale of "When Cops Kill" are being donated to charities for law enforcement officers and their families.
"Peacemaking" follows the journey of a police officer, Scotty Painter, in the aftermath of a shooting. In "Peacemaking," Scotty Painter is the most respected member of his police department, having worked his way up from a street cop to deputy chief. After losing his wife, Christine, to cancer and giving his daughter away at her wedding, he now lives alone. His life as a cop is not easy, however, as he is haunted by the misery he has seen and the things he had to do to survive. One day, he finds himself sharing his deepest and most troubling thoughts with the only one who can truly understand his struggles and answer his questions. In a world far apart from his days filled with life and death decisions, Scotty comes face to face with his fears, his faith, and his destiny. LoRusso drew on his extensive experience as a former law enforcement officer and that of other officers in developing the story and expressing the emotions that the officer experiences, as well as, the affects the incident has on others. In Peacemaking, readers see the principal character as he travels his spiritual journey and ultimately turns to the only one who can truly understand his emotions and who he is.
Lance LoRusso is the Principal of the LoRusso Law Firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. He has a healthcare and law enforcement background, and focuses his practice on general liability defense for individuals and corporations, medical malpractice defense, healthcare law and catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured parties and affected families. His representation of law enforcement, healthcare systems, professional organizations and corporate clients has provided a broad range of expertise and earned him a reputation as an attorney committed to resolving complex client problems in a professional and cost efficient manner. A former officer, LoRusso is a strong advocate for Georgia law enforcement. He serves as General Counsel to the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police as well as Lodge Attorney for Cobb County’s Lodge 13 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Additionally, he responds to critical incidents on behalf of law enforcement officers.