Eric P. Daigle
Principal Eric P. Daigle practices civil litigation in federal and state courts. His experience includes civil and criminal matters related to civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions, as well as premises and general tort liability. His experience focuses on consulting and expert witness cases related to police and security operations.
His experience focuses on officers’ use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force, as well as investigation and review of deadly force incidents across the Country.
Attorney Daigle acts in his capacity as a Law Enforcement Consultant providing guidance and oversight to department command staff on operations, organizational structure and risk management. Many departments have retained Attorney Daigle to assist with the review, development, and revision of department policies to maintain and reflect current police practices. Attorney Daigle has served as a member of independent monitoring teams and acts as an auditor in reviewing police department organizational compliance with procedural revisions directed or overseen by the Federal court system.
From 1992 to 2002, Attorney Daigle worked for the Connecticut State Police, during which time he spent many years as a detective assigned to investigative units. His experience included leading investigations; processing crime scenes for the collection of forensic evidence; and preparing cases for prosecution. Attorney Daigle is currently assigned as a reserve officer and maintains his Connecticut Police certification.
Attorney Daigle conducts training nationally on critical legal issues including operational management, use of force and force investigations, internal affairs operations, First Amendment Rights and Fourth Amendment application. Attorney Daigle is a CT POST approved instructor who provides legal training to law enforcement officers throughout the state for recruit and in-service training.
Attorney Daigle is a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association (IACP) Legal Officer Section and an appointed member of the Civil Rights Committee. He is General Counsel for FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of their instructor cadre teaching Supervisory Liability. He is General Counsel for the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association (NIAIA). He is a member of the Board of Directors for American for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE), he holds his Certified Litigation Specialist Certificate and is a member of their instructor cadre. Attorney Daigle is the Chairman of the Legal Section for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and is a member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) where he holds the Certified Practitioner of Oversight from NACOLE. He has completed the Force Science Institute Certification and Advanced Specialist training programs.
Attorney Daigle is a member of the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association and on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is also a Past President of the New Britain Bar Association.