Working with Prosecutors and Exculpatory Data 1.0

Working with Prosecutors and Exculpatory Data 1.0 

This course prepares law enforcement officers to better understand the challenges facing prosecutors, and how to anticipate their needs, wants, and requirements in forming an effective prosecution of the suspects. We will also explore the necessity of knowing and complying with the law regarding discoverable material and evidence during the investigative and prosecution process.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Working with Prosecutors and Exculpatory Data 1.0, 10397-0162 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-WPED
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify the duties of a prosecutor as a part of the law enforcement team.
Choose the difference between exculpatory and inculpatory evidence and how this information is shared with prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Choose from a list of documents and evidence that may be exculpatory and should be provided to the criminal defense attorney or defendent.
Define the meaning of the term Brady COP.
Outline the basic responsibilities of investigators regarding Brady data.

Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. Learning Objectives C. About This Course Section 2: Prosecutors A. The Detective's Dilemma Section 3: Information and Evidence A. Information or Evidence B. Evidence C. Evidence at Trial D. An Interesting Fact Section 4: Responsibilities to the Accused A. Adversarial Judicial System B. Balancing the Scales of Justice C. Collecting Information and Evidence D. Inculpatory Data E. Exculpatory Data Section 5: Prosecutor Role in Evidence A. Guiding Light for Prosecutors Section 6: Police Role in Evidence Sharing A. Brady Requirements and Police Officers B. Police Officer Requirements C. "Brady COPS" Section 7: Conclusion A. Detective Wallace and The Chief B. An Action Plan for Brady Issues C. References D. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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