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MADISON — This week, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) is training prosecutors and law enforcement officers in vehicular homicide cases, using federal grant money awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Safety.
Working with the Wisconsin State Patrol's Technical Reconstruction Unit, the DOJ's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program will administer the two and a half day training September 14 through16, 2011, at the Comfort Inn & Suites in DeForest, WI.
“Vehicular fatality cases are complex in nature and require a great deal of coordination between prosecutors and officers,” Van Hollen said, “This training will help to further develop the necessary skills and knowledge needed to investigate and prosecute vehicular homicide cases effectively.”
Topics to be addressed include effective evidence gathering at the crash scene, crash investigation and reconstruction techniques, sentencing in vehicular crimes cases, effective scene clearance and management issues, alcohol and drug toxicology, and commercial motor vehicle crashes.
In addition to the general sessions, it is anticipated that there will be separate learning tracks for officers and prosecutors.