John Besselman and Kenny Anderson of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers' Office of Chief Counsel share their perspectives from their extensive legal training backgrounds. They provide a short course on navigating the areas of and around the Fourth Amendment for law enforcement officers. They have also provided a 10-episode series on the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and their application to statements made by suspects in criminal cases.
5th & 6th Amendment Series - 10 - And Then There's the Sixth
In this final episode, Ken Anderson and John Besselman explain how the centuries-old right to counsel plays into the law enforcement officer's ability to obtain valid statements from a suspect in a criminal investigation.
5th & 6th Amendment Series - 09 - Grab Bag of Items
In episode 9 of the FLETC Office of Chief Counsel's 5th & 6th Amendment Podcast Series, Ken Anderson and John Besselman wrap up a small grab bag of items that are necessary for a complete understanding of how the 5th Amendment self-incrimination clause work.
5th & 6th Amendment Series - 08 - Invocation of a Right
In episode 8, Ken Anderson and John Besselman of the FLETC Office of Chief Counsel explore the proper procedures law enforcement officers must follow once a suspect chooses to invoke a right under the Fifth Amendment. Strict adherence to and respect for these legal boundaries ensures any statements officers obtain will meet the expectations of a reviewing court and the general public.
5th & 6th Amendment Series - 07 - A Wave to the Waiver
In episode 7, Ken Anderson and John Besselman explain and explore the different aspects of a Miranda waiver.
5th& 6th Amendment Series - 06 - Interrogation
In episode 6 of the FLETC Office of Chief Counsel's ongoing podcast series on the 5th and 6th Amendment, Ken Anderson and John Besselman define the ever-important legal term "interrogation" and what it means in creating the conditions for a Miranda situation. Law enforcement officers will learn what acts and behaviors qualifies as interrogation.
5th & 6th Amendment Series - 05 - C & C & Q
In episode 5, Ken Anderson and John Besselman of the FLETC Office of Chief Counsel deliver content on the factors necessary to create a Miranda warning situation. C, C and Q (Cops, Custody and Questioning) amounts to the coercive environment the Supreme Court contemplated in the Miranda decision. Ken and John explain when the moment has arrived for the need for Miranda warnings.