ATLANTA, GA, August 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Attorney, Lance LoRusso, author of the acclaimed books, When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident, Peacemaking and Blue News will be teaching Critical Incident Communications at the Labor Relations Information System's (LRIS) Public Safety Unions: Communication Issues In The 21st Century Seminar on August 17th at the Flamingo Las Vegas, 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 from 1 PM to 4 PM. In this comprehensive presentation drawing from his own experience and his critically acclaimed books, When Cops Kill and Blue News, LoRusso will discuss tactics and strategies regarding communication with and through professional media sources; the role of "informal media," which includes blogs, social media, and comment sections attached to professional news sources; and how to effectively communicate before, during, and after a critical incident, as well as how to protect the involved officers and the union. Labor Relations Information System (LIRS), is the preeminent resource in the United States on personnel issues for public safety professionals and their employers. It produces a comprehensive set of materials for police and firefighters, their union representatives, management, and attorneys working in the public safety arena.
"Today with advances in technology it is essential that those in the public safety profession can effectively communicate with the public through the media," said Lance LoRusso, author of When Cops Kill, Blue News, and Peacemaking. "More than ever before public safety agencies need to be prepared in dealing with such a situation when it arises, as what the agency confronts in today's 24/7 social media driven age can be daunting. I am honored to be addressing this critical issue at the LIRS's Public Safety Unions: Communication Issues In The 21st Century Seminar ".
Blue News is Lance LoRusso's latest book. In it readers learn how after officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies work in developing and communicating their message to the media, what happens within law enforcement agencies after an officer-involved shooting while the message that will be communicated to the public is being developed, and the dynamic that drives the news media to cover and report on critical incidents involving law enforcement. The book takes into account the role that social media plays in driving the narratives in officer-involved shootings and its importance as more and more people obtain their information or form opinions from social media.
When Cops Kill: The Aftermath of a Critical Incident was LoRusso's first book and is a comprehensive study 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 offers LoRusso a new avenue to discuss the impact off officer involved shootings. This work of fiction 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.
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