This week, Kathleen Wieneke and Christina Retts will be presenting on “The Public Safety Response to the Mental Health Crisis,” at the Arizona Public Risk Managers’ Association (PRIMA) 2018 Summer Education Series in Flagstaff, Arizona. Using videos and examples from their collective 40 years of experience defending law enforcement, the always-entertaining Kathy and Tina will delve into the practical and legal pitfalls confronting law enforcement when dealing with mentally ill suspects.
Arizona PRIMA is dedicated to provide public risk managers with resources that assist in creating and sustaining proactive risk management programs that are fiscally prudent.
Kathy Wieneke has spent over 30 years defending law enforcement in excessive force cases. In recognition of her accomplishments, professionalism, and legal skills, Kathy received numerous distinctions and honors, including being named an Arizona Super Lawyer by Arizona Super Lawyers Magazine, achieving AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and being accepted as a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is a Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and was selected to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her accomplishments over the past 31 years.
Christina Retts is WLG’s master strategist, and brings 14 years of experience defending law enforcement personnel against a broad range of civil claims, including excessive force, officer-involved shootings, TASER, less-lethal weapons, K-9 use, positional and restraint asphyxia and excited delirium.