Nov. 11, 2013 started out as a typical third shift for Officer Dave Leighty of the Westerville (Ohio) Police Department. He observed a 2004 Ford Taurus failing to display a license plate light shortly after 1:00 a.m. Leighty followed the car, ran the license plate, and learned that the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. What happened next was a fight for his life, in which razor-sharp instincts and rock-solid tactics ensured his survival.
Sgt. Scott Hughes, who has interviewed Officer Dave Leighty extensively, brings his wealth of experience to understand this event, and how it played out as it did, with Officer Leighty going home despite the brazen motivation of the suspect to kill him.
While the webcast will delve principally into the specifics of the Leighty incident as captured by his dashcam, Hughes will draw from other body- and dashcam-captured incidents to address the broader implications of video technology on our profession. Rarely do incidents play out perfectly in front of a single-angle camera.
The webcast will take place July 16, 2015 at 1 p.m. (Central Standard Time) and will last approximately 1 hour. Don’t miss this free, live educational event.
More About Our Presenter
Sgt. Hughes currently serves as a road patrol sergeant with a mid-sized agency in southwest Ohio, where, in addition to day-to-day operations, he oversees the agency’s field training officer
program. He has previously served as a Traffic Safety Officer, Field Training Officer, and supervisor of the agency’s Street Crimes unit.
Hughes is a police academy Commander and Advanced Law Enforcement Training Coordinator at a regional training facility as well as a certified instructor through the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Commission. He has been recognized as a subject matter expert by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission in traffic stops.
Hughes studied Organizational Leadership at Mountain State University and is a graduate of The Supervisor Training and Education program as well as The Police Executive Leadership College, both affiliated with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
About Our Sponsor
The Leighty incident provides such a powerful learning opportunity in large part because of the quality of the video captured. As we delivered our seminars around the country, every time we show this video we get the same reaction: “That is the clearest dashcam video I’ve ever seen!”
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Calibre Press thanks WatchGuard Video for making this webcast possible!