NEW ORLEANS--Womble Bond Dickinson’s Scott MacLatchie will speak on “The Intersection of the First and Fourth Amendments in Interactions Between Citizens and Police Officers” at the 31st annual DRI Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Seminar.

Police officers are increasingly encountering people boldly asserting what they think are Constitutional rights guaranteed by the First and Fourth Amendments. MacLatchie’s presentation will cover issues such as refusal to identify, refusal to answer questions, dealing with bystanders, profanity toward officers, filming of police activity and police facilities, related officer safety concerns, weapon pat downs, and the seizure of cameras or cell phones that have
recorded police activity.

The DRI Civil Rights Governmental Tort Liability Seminar takes place Jan. 25-26 in New Orleans.

Scott MacLatchie’s practice has been primarily devoted to the defense of law enforcement officers and municipalities in police misconduct and related civil rights litigation in both state and federal courts. He has substantial trial experience with successful verdicts in a wide variety of cases including police shootings, deployment of police dogs, use of force (deadly and non-deadly), asset forfeiture and miscellaneous search and seizure matters ranging from false arrest to execution of high-risk search warrants.