The Cameron University Department of Social Sciences will present “Police Ethics in Oklahoma: A Defense Perspective” featuring attorney Thomas Hosty on Tuesday, December 6. The presentation, which is open to the public at no charge, takes place in the McCasland Ballroom and starts at 9:30 a.m.
Police officers who attend are eligible to receive two hour of CLEET continuing education credit.
The presentation will focus on simple mistakes made by law enforcement which have a large impact on the prosecution of cases. Hosty, who has more than 24 years of experience in criminal defense, will share some of his court experiences relating to case dismissals and acquittals due to law enforcement testimony containing discrepancies related to ethical violations.
An instructor for the Oklahoma Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Commission, Hosty is an advocate of ethics, integrity and justice by members of law enforcement. He practices criminal defense in DUI/DWI/APC, drugs, larceny, expungements, commercial drivers license and traffic tickets. He served as Oklahoma’s first and only delegate to the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), the premier national organization of elite DUI defense lawyers. He is also the first sustaining member of the NCDD. Hosty is certified as a Field Sobriety Test Instructor and Test Examiner, holding certification on all Oklahoma Intoxilyzer machines. He is a member of the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Associations and has presented Continuing Legal Education seminars across Oklahoma. Hosty is a sought-after expert in the areas of traffic law, municipal cases and DUI/DWI/APC cases.
“Police Ethics in Oklahoma: A Defense Perspective” is made possible by the GEO Group Endowed Lectureship in Criminal Justice and Sociology.
November 30, 2016