Officer Involved Shooting Expert Witness

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Officer involved shooting 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 officer involved shooting. The officer involved shooting expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Firearms & Ballistics, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, and Police Practices & Procedures.

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Chuck J. Rylant, PsyD., MBA

Arroyo Grande, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police use of force, law enforcement use of force, self defense, arrest and control, defensive tactics, human performance, human factors, strangulation, choke hold, attention, perception, response time, decision making, fight or flight, stress response, officer involved shooting, police shooting.
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.

Benedict J Tisa FBI Retired

San Francisco, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Firearms & Ballistics - Use of Force, Arrest and Control, SWAT, Officer Involved Shooting
AREAS OF EXPERTISE - FIELD OPERATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT TACTICS Use of Force • Officer Involved Shootings • Force Management Review • Threat Assessment Procedures • Firearms • Weapon Tactics • Defensive Tactics/Patrol-Custody Officers • Less-Lethal and Impact Weapons • Arrest and Control Procedures • Prisoner/Inmate Control • Patrol Officer Tactics • Plain Clothes Officer Tactics • Negotiation Team Tactics • SWAT Team Operations • External Ballistics and Projectile Trajectories • Chemical Agents • Command Post Operations • Patrol Supervisor First Responder Procedures • Sniper Team Operations • Incident Command and Control Procedures • Critical Incident Management •Psychology and Physiology of Behavior in Critical Incidents • Warrant Service • Hostage Rescue Procedures • Aircraft, Ship and Oil Platform Recovery • Security/Guard Staff Procedures • Security/Vulnerability Assessments and Procedures • Helicopter Operations • Forced Breaching Methods and Procedures • Low-light/Night Opera...

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 five years as an Executive Director for the Broward Sheriff's Office. Member of the FBI National Academy Associates, National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International (APCO), as well as a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Recipient of more than 100 letters of commendation and appreciation. Consultant to attorneys as an expert in police practices and procedures since 1997 on cases including police misconduct, use of force, deadly force, police pursuits, arrests, law enforcement policies and procedures, police tactics, E-911 communications, crime prevention, and officer hiring and retention. Retained in ci...

Chief Chet Epperson (Ret.), M.B.A.; CLS 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
Chief Epperson has over 38 years as a police professional. 33 years as an active law enforcement officer and 10 of those years as chief of police. Past 4 years as a police practice consultant providing court-appointed expertise in police agency Federal District Court Consent Decrees. Expert in applying Constitutional Standards, State Law, policy, and practice to police incidents. Instructs courses on police use of force, internal affairs, and discipline. Frequently perform police management assessments on staffing, operations, policy, auditing, investigations, and training. Experience includes deposition and trial testimony. Chief Epperson was instrumental in reforming the Rockford Police Department by enhancing its relationship with the community and providing internal and external transparency. Chief Epperson assisted in the formulation of a multi-jurisdictional task force to investigate officer-involved police shootings, in-custody police deaths, serious uses of force.

Dr. John R. Black, DBA Aragon National Inc.

Redmond, Oregon
Police Practices & Procedures - Police Use-of-Force,Sensemaking,Decision-making,Jail Operations Police Training, Patrol Operations,Police negotiations,Crowd Control,Systems Thinking, Officer-Involved Shooting,Intelligence,Internal Affairs Leadership,Police Mental Health Response, De-escalation,Incident Command,Defensive Tactics
Full-time consultant and Expert witness: Recognized expert witness in federal and state courts on police practices, training, Use of Force, and officer-involved shootings. Post-Doctoral research areas include police decision-making, systems thinking, complexity/wicked problems, and the sensemaking to decision-making relationship. Retired from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in 2017 after 23 years of service. Primary/lead investigator of an agency-wide internal affairs (IA) investigation resulting in criminal convictions and terminations of police officers. Served as the Investigations Lieutenant (Lt.), Patrol Operations Lt., Jail Operations Lt., Training and Service Division Lt. , and Professional Standards Lt. Only command officer to have served in all divisions. Multiple instructor ratings in firearms, defensive tools, and tactics. Additionally, I consult in areas and problems involving business intelligence, data-driven decision-making, and socio-cultural intelli...