Excessive Force Expert Witnesses

Excessive force expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on excessive force. The excessive force expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures, and Security.

Chuck J. Rylant, PsyD., MBA

Arroyo Grande, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - use of force, police use of force, law enforcement use of force, self defense, arrest and control, police excessive force, excessive force, defensive tactics, martial arts, strangulation, choke hold, jiu jitsu, fight or flight, stress response, officer involved shooting, police shooting, OIS
Dr. Chuck J. Rylant has 23 years of experience in the industry and is a court-experienced expert witness in use-of-force, self-defense, strangulation, human performance factors, and police tactics and training. He has a Doctor of Clinical Psychology; dissertation: Decisions Under Pressure: Psychological and Physiological Aspects of Police Use of Force. Dr. Rylant is a retired police officer/detective, S.W.A.T. member, and P.O.S.T. certified department firearms, baton, chemical agents, use of force, and arrest and control (ARCON) trainer. He is currently a police academy arrest and control (ARCON), use-of-force, and de-escalation instructor, as well as a certified advanced Force Science Specialist. Dr. Rylant is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt instructor for law enforcement and civilians, as well as author of Shots Fired: The Psychology Behind Officer Involved Shootings.

Timothy M. Dixon, J.D.

Washington, District Of Columbia
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Law, Misconduct, Search, Seizure, Arrest, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Wrongful Death, Law Enforcement, Police Practice, Police Procedure, Excessive Force, Use of Force
28 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (19.5 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer) Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Legal Instructor-Baltimore Police-2020-Present Criminal Defense/Civil Rights Attorney-2001-2019 Former Assistant State's Attorney-2001-2003-Prosecuted persons charged with misdemeanor and felony violations of State and local criminal statute. Baltimore Police Department 1993-2001-Former Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in Baltimore Police Department and Associate Legal Counsel Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

John D. Dale

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Use of Force, Criminal Investigations, Police Misconduct, Internal Affairs, Employee Investigations, Civil Rights Violations, Excessive Force, Police Tactics, Officer Involved Shootings, Mass Shootings, School Security, Vehicle Pursuits, Police Policy, Arrests, Police Training.
Retired law enforcement professional with over 29 years of experience. Six years with the Broward Sheriff's Office as a Colonel in charge of the Department of Professional Standards (Internal Affairs, Public Corruption, Training, Accreditation, Human Resources), the Department of Investigations (Criminal Investigations, Strategic Investigations, Child Protection Services and Crime Lab) and the Department of Administration. Former Training Center Director. Twenty-two years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as an officer, detective, sergeant, captain in the areas of training, SWAT, criminal investigations, narcotics, accreditation, internal affairs and uniformed patrol. Memberships with FBI National Academy Associates, FBI National Executive Institute Associates, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), National Sheriff's Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) serving on their Committee for Human and C...

Robert R Pusins Robert R. Pusins & Associates, Inc.

Pompano Beach, Florida
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force, Police Misconduct, Police Pursuits, 911 Emergency Communications, Arrests, Deadly Force, Civil Rights Violations, Police Tactics, Excessive Force, Hiring & Retention, Officer Involved Shooting, Use of Force and Mental Illness, Recording and Videotaping Police Activity.
Retired law enforcement professional (2018). 30 years with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department as: police officer, field training officer, detective, sergeant, captain, commander, major, and assistant police chief, followed by 5 years as an Executive Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, and certified by the Force Science Institute as a Force Analyst. Retained in civil and criminal cases, state and federal courts, in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia and Canada. Consultant to attorneys as an expert in police practices and procedures an cases including police misconduct, use of force, deadly force, police pursuits,...

Chief Chet Epperson (Ret.), M.B.A. AGR Police Practice Group, LLC

Rockford, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force, Police Shootings, Officer-Involved Shooting, Excessive Force, Risk Management, Police Complaint Investigation, Deadly Force, Internal Investigation, Police Policy Practices, Police Tactics, Arrest
President, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE). Formed in 1966, AELE is research driven educational organization that produces and disseminates legal information through traditional seminars, via electronic media and direct contact. Experienced 40-year police professional in areas of use of force, internal affairs, officer-involved shootings, supervision, practice, policy, discipline, mental health, auditing, staffing analysis, organizational assessments, investigations, and training. 34-years as an active law enforcement officer and 10 of those years as chief of police of a 340 sworn/ non-sworn municipal police department. On-going experience for the past 6-years as a police practice consultant providing Federal Court-Appointed expertise in police Consent Decrees and a United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Police Consultant regarding police use of force. Expert in applying Constitutional Standards, State Law, policy, practice and training to po...

Robert T Johnson, Lt. Colonel (R) - Ill State Police Law Enforcemnt Policy & Practices Consultant

Palos Heights, Illinois
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force, Police Policy Practices, Police Pursuits, Excessive Force, Police Vehicle Pursuits, Police Internal Investigation, Deadly Force, Police Internal Affairs, Police Complaint Investigation, Police Vehicle Emergency Response, Police Shooting, Police Tactics, Police Use of Force and Arrest
Robert T. Johnson is a law enforcement veteran with thirty-two (32) years of active service. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Illinois State Police. He continues to serve as a private consultant and expert witness regarding law enforcement policies and practices as well as conducting sensitive internal investigations as an independent investigator for municipalities regarding allegations of police misconduct. He also serves as an Assessor (Team Leader) for the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and has reviewed the operations of over thirty (30) law enforcement agencies nationwide seeking accreditation. He has also conducted Operational, Organization and/or Policy reviews for several agencies, most recently the Kane County Sheriff, the Armenian National Police (for the World Bank) and the Kankakee (IL) Police Department. Johnson began his career as a patrolman for the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC. Two years later he join...

Daniel King Force Investigations Team

Henderson, Nevada
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Officer Involved Shootings, Police Use of Force, Excessive Force, Deadly Force, Police Training, Body Worn Cameras, Duty to Intervene, Officer Safety
Daniel King has been a police officer in the Las Vegas Valley for 23 years, specializing Police Use of Force. Daniel has trained, investigated, and been involved in Officer Involved Shootings, Use of Force, Tasers, Duty to Intervene, and allegations of Excessive Force. Daniel teaches Use of Force, Excited Delirium, Force Investigations, Use of Force Report Writing.

Timothy M. Dixon, J.D.

Pennsylvania
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police, Civil Rights, Constitutional, Law, Misconduct, Search, Seizure, Arrest, False Arrest, False Imprisonment, Wrongful Death, Law Enforcement, Police Practice, Police Procedure, Excessive Force, Use of Force
28 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (19.5 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer) Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Legal Instructor-Baltimore Police-2020-Present Criminal Defense/Civil Rights Attorney-2001-2019 Former Assistant State's Attorney-2001-2003-Prosecuted persons charged with misdemeanor and felony violations of State and local criminal statute. Baltimore Police Department 1993-2001-Former Police Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant in Baltimore Police Department and Associate Legal Counsel Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

Kevin R. Madison, PCI, PI, JD, EMT, FF Board Certified Investigator, ASIS, International

Lago Vista, Texas
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - Inadequate Security, Negligent Security, Police Chases, High-Speed Pursuit, EMS Fire Police Crashes, Excessive Force, Assaults, Sexual Assaults, Assaults at Hotels, Parking Garage Safety, Parking Lot Safety, Police Pursuits,
Kevin R. Madison is an EXPERT WITNESS in Police, Fire, and Security matters. UNIQUE CROSS-CREDENTIALED IN: POLICE, SECURITY, FIRE & EMS. Former Assistant District Attorney. Seven years' law enforcement experience as a Police Chief, Investigator, Police Officer, Campus Police Officer, and Deputy Sheriff. 10 years’ Security Supervisor experience, including Security Supervisor of Dobie Center - a premier 27 story college co-ed private dormitory housing 800 students at University of Texas, with a two-level shopping mall, 6 story parking garage. Mr. Madison has also served as Security Supervisor for numerous apartment complexes (Austin and Houston) as director of security for residents' safety. Additional experience as security consultant for several Homeowners Associations, including the premier Steiner Ranch UT Golf Club Community in Austin, Texas. Former Municipal Safety Officer. Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and Instructor Tae Kwon Do. Red Belt rank in Kuk Sool Won. Defensive Tac...