Cory Brente, J.D.

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Cory Brente, J.D.

Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office

Biography

An attorney for the last 34 years, Mr. Brente has spent the last 27 years representing LAPD officers in state and federal court jury trials involving the alleged use of excessive force, false arrest and other constitutional violations. As a Senior Assistant City Attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, he supervises the Police Litigation Unit and its thirteen attorneys whose sole mission is to represent and defend LAPD officers in civil lawsuits alleging police misconduct. In addition to his litigation and trial work, Mr. Brente advises the LAPD on a variety of issues and is a standing member of the Department’s Tactics and Training Review Committee and the Command Level Working Group on best practices and constitutional policing.  Mr. Brente also regularly provides training for LAPD officers on a variety of topics focused on civil liability including the litigation process and what officers can expect as a defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging police misconduct and civil liability issues related to the SWAT crisis negotiation process.

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