ESX announces speaker for Public Safety Luncheon

Criminal defense attorney to look at role of digital forensics in the courtroom
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Friday, April 28, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ESX, which is at the Music City Center here June 13-16, announced the main stage speaker for its Public Safety Luncheon: Miles Brissette, a senior criminal trial attorney based in Fort Worth, Texas, who will look at how video surveillance evidence in the courtroom impacts criminal and civil cases.

“Video surveillance is an increasingly important component in ​providing critical evidence in many criminal and civil cases,” ESX chairman George De Marco told Security Systems News via email. “Brissette will enlighten the industry about what really happens in court using forensic video evidence, separating fact from fiction. We are excited that security professionals will come away with a better understanding of how to properly design a video surveillance system that delivers the right evidence in the court, which ultimately helps law enforcement bring bad guys to justice.”

In his keynote presentation, “Video Surveillance - Focusing on the Evidence,” on Friday, June 16, Brissette will examine how the electronic security and life safety industry can do a better job of focusing on a video surveillance system that gathers the right evidence.

“He will debunk the myths surrounding the use of video surveillance evidence in the courtroom. Forensic video evidence may exist, but that doesn’t mean it’s admissible at trial,” ESX noted in the press release. “He will highlight the requirements for presenting video evidence in the courtroom and show how attorneys must strategically present video evidence before the judge and jury.”

Brissette became a principle in the Law Offices of Gill & Brissette in 2015, after nearly two decades in the Tarrant County, Texas Criminal District Attorney’s Office. He is the co-founder of the 3rd Chair Family of Companies: Digital Forensics, Technologies and Investigations.

He has investigated and litigated offenses ranging from simple thefts and DWIs to death penalty cases. As Chief Prosecutor of the Tarrant County Forensic and Technical Services Unit, Brissette oversaw investigation and prosecution of arson and explosives cases, as well as the office’s Regional Forensic Video Lab and the Electronic Case Management System.

He holds a widely recognized expertise in using technology to dissect the most complex litigation and discovery-intensive cases and works nationally to establish standards for the use of law enforcement video, ESX said.

At this luncheon, ESX will honor deserving individuals with ties to public safety from important industry programs including the national winner of ESA’s Youth Scholarship Program. The Security Industry Alarm Coalition’s Police Dispatch Quality Award and William N. Moody Award, as well as TMA’s Public Sector Award will also be presented.

To explore the full schedule of education, networking, training and EXPO floor sessions, click here.