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HAPCOA Presents at DRI Civil Rights & Liability Seminar

August 23, 2021

(Nashville) Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) was invited to participate on a roundtable discussion during the DRI event on Friday, August 20 & 21, 2021. The seminar was entitled: 2021 Civil Rights and Government Tort Liability Seminar. The DRI is committed to enhancing the skills and professionalism of defense attorneys. The DRI is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel.

The event was held at the Marriot Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Nashville, TN. Over 200 DRI members, from around the nation, were present representing leading law firms who defend government entities, cities, counties, states and law enforcement agencies.

Presenters invited to participate in the roundtable discussion whose topic was “Defending Officers of Color-Are We Missing Something?” included: Anthony Chapa, Executive Director of HAPCOA; Fredda Maddox, Esq, Sheriff, Chester County, PA; Kevin Dykes, Chief Deputy, Chester County, PA, and Carlos Lara, Commander and Chief Community Officer, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Moderating the event was Ricardo A. Woods, Esq., Burr & Forman LLP, Mobile, AL. Event organizers included: Monte William, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson PLLC., Morgantown WV and Tia J. Combs, Esq., Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP, Lexington, KY.

DRI Roundtable Panel members:
L to R: Sheriff Maddox, Executive Director Chapa, and Commander Lara. Standing is Moderator Woods and Chief Deputy Dykes.

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