Paris Counsel David Père was quoted Jan. 8 by Décideurs on the preparation of executives for police interrogation. When a company discovers fraudulent facts within its organization or when criminal proceedings are opened against it, its executives will be interviewed, either during the internal investigation or by officers of the judicial police or a public prosecutor. In order to limit their criminal risk, executives must prepare for the interrogation. Père discussed his unique training program, which consists of preparing senior executives for the risks of police custody by putting them in real-life situations. The executives are interviewed in a room dedicated to the exercise, which looks like a police interrogation room. “Presenting the challenges of police custody in a nice and comfortable office doesn’t get the message across,” Père explained. “The idea is above all to get rid of the surprise effect and the pressure of staging the interrogation.”

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