LEO Round Table is an internet based law enforcement talk show. This is episode 63, recorded on 07/25/2016, with the following on-air personalities: Chip DeBlock (Host), Luke Lirot (Attorney), Bret Bartlett, Mark Hopper and David D’Agresta. We produce two 30 minute shows each week that are released on our YouTube channel Tuesdays and Thursdays. In addition to your host, the other panelists (except for Attorney Luke Lirot) are retired or active law enforcement officers as well.
Topic 1 concerns an article written by Joe Hendry on terror in America and why we need to change how we train for active threats.
Topic 2 concerns an article written by Dick Fairburn on keys to counter an ambush attack.
Topic 3 concerns Baltimore (Maryland) Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams acquitting Baltimore Police Lieutenant Brian Rice in the death of Freddie Gray. Lieutenant Rice is the highest-ranking of the Baltimore Six who were charged in Gray’s death. This was the fourth straight trial that prosecutors have lost. The charges he was cleared of were Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment and Misconduct in Office.
Topic 4 concerns Cincinnati (Ohio) Police Officer Freddie Vincent posting on Facebook that law enforcement is looking for a reason to kill a black man. Quoted in the story is Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac.
Topic 5 concerns Center Line (Michigan) Police officers seizing a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a man who made a threat to kill police officers during a mental health discussion. Quoted in the story is Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green.
Topic 6 concerns Baton Rouge (Louisiana) gunman Gavin Long who killed three (3) police officers and injured more. Prior to his shooting rampage he sent a manifesto stating that he wanted to “create substantial change within America’s police force”.
Topic 7 concerns police officers with the Homestead (Pennsylvania) Police Department picking up the restaurant tab of a couple who did not want to sit next to them.
Topic 8 concerns South Dakota police using catheters to forcefully collect urine samples from uncooperative suspects. Mentioned in the story is suspect Dirk Landon Sparks. Quoted in the story is Sioux Falls Attorney and South Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President Ryan Kolbeck and Attorney General Marty Jackley.