Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

Use of 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 use of force. The use of force expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Firearms & Ballistics, Hotel & Restaurant, Investigation, Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures, Premises Liability, and Security.

Roger J Hudson

Cabot, Arkansas
Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of Force ,Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics, Ground Defense, Escalation of force, De-escalation of force, Training, Officer Safety, Physical Fitness, Martial Arts Master in Karate and Filipino Martial Arts over 45 years training, and experienced policy developer and training administration.
2nd year law student in good standing Masters Degree in Law (completion date Mach 2023) Division Chief of a FLETA Accredited, Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy Twenty years of Law Enforcement Experience, both Federal and State Over 20 years of supervisory law enforcement supervision Over 20 years as a professional law enforcement trainer at the federal level Over 10 years of supervisory law enforcement and training experience at the state level. Use of force subject matter expert over 20 years Division Chief for a FLETA Accredited Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy Masters Degree in Law (completion date Marc 2023)

Derrick Threadgill Insight Consulting Strategies

Little Rock, Arkansas
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police Procedures, Administrative Hearings, Leadership, Citizen Complaints, Duty to Intervene, Misconduct, Civil Rights, Use of Force, Incident Review, Internal Affairs, Traffic Stops, Civil Service, Policy & Procedures
I am currently an active law enforcement supervisor with 28 years of law enforcement experience and training. I am responsible for conducting evaluations of use of force, pursuits, accidents and other incidents involving police officers' actions. In addition, I have also consulted police officers during administrative and internal affairs hearings. I bring this same professionalism and attention for the details of facts when reviewing cases for my clients. I have also presented in the 4oth Annual National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice National Conference, the Region 5 Training workshop of the National Organization of Blacks in Law Enforcement (NOBLE), Arkansas District Court Officers Association Semi-Annual Training and the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute: School of Law Enforcement Supervision. Additionally, I have National Internal Affairs Training and Certification in addition to a Use of Force Instructor /Analyst Certification.

Spencer Fomby Law Enforcement Tactical Consultants LLC

Sacramento, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Use of force, officer involved shootings, crowd control, crowd management, public order, less-lethal weapons, SWAT, patrol operations, tactical operations, chemical agents, police policy, firearms, de-escalation, in-custody death, arrest procedures, defensive tactics, impact weapons, Active Shooter
Spencer Fomby is a 22-year law enforcement veteran. He is an experienced Police Captain, SWAT Commander and Police trainer. He is currently the training division Captain for a medium-sized police department; responsible for the police academy, field training program, leadership development and in-service training. He has been a police use of force instructor for 15 years in the following disciplines; Public Order, active shooter, patrol tactics, counter ambush, defensive tactics, impact weapons, less-lethal weapons, sting balls, flash bangs, chemical agents, firearms, SWAT, and de-escalation. Spencer is considered a subject matter expert in tactical operations. He has 18 years of SWAT and Public Order experience. He was the lead Public Order instructor for the Berkeley Police Department; responsible for equipment selection, tactical training, less-lethal weapon selection, chemical agent selection and deployment, and mission planning. He was selected to join a National Institute of ...

Craig McLaren First Response Law Enforcement Consulting Group

Santa Clarita, California
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Crowd Control, Use of Force/Excessive Force Inadequate/Negligent Security, Informants, Evidence Preservation, Chain of Custody, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Gangs, Surveillance, Vice, Prostitution, Gambling, Vehicle Pursuits, School Shootings, Workplace Violence
Vastly Experienced Police Expert. Over 31 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer. Expertise in General Police Procedure, Community Based Policing, Patrol Car, Bicycle, and Foot beat tactics. Worked Los Angeles Police Department C.R.A.S.H. (Gang) unit. Trained / Taught new officers for 24 years in all facets of Police work. Including Use of Force and Use of Deadly Force (Officer Involved Shootings) as well as Evidence Preservation and Chain of Custody. Worked as L.A.P.D Employee Representative involved in over 50 Divisional and Internal Affairs investigations/ interviews. Worked undercover in Narcotics Field Enforcement Section. Court qualified and department certified expert in Narcotics and Gangs. Testified in approximately 50 Preliminary Hearings and Trials. Expertise in the use of Certified Reliable Informants and Surveillance. Worked, undercover in numerous Prostitution task forces as well as Massage Parlors, Alcohol Beverage Control enforcement and Gambling locations. Attended C...

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

California
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train, Failure to Supervise, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America. She is neutral, fair, and her opinions are rooted in provable facts. Ms. Mohr strives to balance her cases between defense and plaintiff-sided cases, and also provides habeas consulting services. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Washington state, in federal and state courts, on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Areas of Expertise: • Police Misconduct • Use of Force, Excessive Force, Deadly Force • Interviewing, Interrogations & False Confession • Police Ethics • Investigative Failure • Habeas Consulting • False Arrest • Failure to Train / Failure to Supervise • Evidence Handling • Civilian Oversight & Evaluation of Civilian Oversight Mechanisms • Civil Rights Violations • Police Policy, SOPs • Fraud, Embezzlement & White Collar • Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking & Vice ...

Mark Mooring, CPP, CHPA

Ventura, California
Security, Premises Liability - Security Training, Security Deployment, Use of Force, Hospital Security, Security Policies and Procedures, Active Shooter
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) Certified HealthCare Protection Administrator (CHPA) Education and work experience specifically in the workplace security, and safety field. Instrumental in developing programs, that are responsive to OSHA, The Joint Commission (TJC), and other legislated or recommended security programs. Los Angeles Police Department 22 years Sergeant II - 17 years Patrol, Metro, Special Investigations, Internal Affairs Developed, and Officer in Charge of, Suspect Search Dogs - K-9 Unit Chief of Protective Services - Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center. (1998-2006) Completely re-designed and implemented a comprehensive security program, which includes all facets of Security Plan Development, Staff Development, Policies, Training, Recruitment, Personnel Management and daily security operations, associated with a large County Hospital. Proper Authorities LLC - Founder (1993-Present) Crime Prevention, Loss Prevention, Safety/Security Assessmen...

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 25 years of experience and is a Federal and State Court qualified expert witness in use-of-force, de-escalation, self-defense, strangulation, memory, fight or flight, decision making, and other human performance factors. 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 Force Science Analyst and 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...

Mark J Withrow, CFC, CFLC, CMI, CHPP Golden State Security Consulting

Pleasanton, California
Premises Liability, Hotel & Restaurant - Premises Liability, Hotel and Restaurant security, Crime Foreseeability, Security Negligence, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Use of Force, Security Best Practices, Property Management, Emergency Preparedness, Risk Management, Parking Lot Crime
Over 30 years law enforcement and Security Management Experienced in complex trial preparation, report writing, and legal research Exceptional case management and communication skills Qualified expert in Alameda and San Joaquin counties. Diligent at conducting safety-security audits and vulnerability assessments Frequently evaluate Negligence and Liability, Standards of Care, Use of Force, Crime Foreseeability, Security Audits and Risk Assessments A detail-oriented critical and analytical thinker who understands the discovery process and stages of litigation Have attained the CFLC designation (Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant) with FEWA. Vice President of FEWA Northwest Region

Alan C. Youngs, Esq. The Youngs Group

Denver, Colorado
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice, Police Practice & Procedure, Legal, Use of Force, Police Training, Police Academies, Crisis Intervention, Field Training Program, Police Use of Firearms, Baton, Taser Discipline, Internal Affairs, Jail Operations, Gangs
Chief Alan C. Youngs retired after 33 years with the Lakewood Colorado Police Department, a suburb of Denver. He held command positions within every division of the department. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, 166th Session. He is currently a technical compliance adviser to the Department of Justice consent decree in Puerto Rico. Chief Youngs is a practicing attorney, and is a law enforcement expert witness in police policies, procedures and police academies. Mr. Youngs is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Investigative Operations Committee and the IACP Professional Standards Committee. He is a certified instructor for the recognition of Excited Delirium and Agitated Chaotic episodes, by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc. He is also certified in Fraud Prevention. He is an Americans for Effective Law Enforcement (AELE) certified Litigation Specialist and a member of the Board of Directors for AELE.

John A Campanella, SHRM-SCP Campanella Consulting Group, Inc.

Newark, Delaware
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police policy, police fatigue, police misconduct, criminal defense, civil, police, investigations, pursuit, detention, prosecution, neglect of duty, fail to train, negligent retention, arrest, false arrest, law enforcement, evidence, use of force, handcuffing, police procedures
I worked in Law Enforcement for over 32-years retiring from the Delaware State Police in September 2017 at the rank of Captain, serving the last four years as the Director of Human Resources. My law enforcement experience includes increasingly responsible roles and achievement in the areas of: Policy/Procedure Development; Human Resource Management; Compliance Monitoring; Internal and External Investigations; & Training/Development. I have extensive experience and knowledge in researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating police policy and procedure that reflect best practices of the law enforcement industry. I served as the Accreditation Manager for the Delaware State Police responsible for two meritorious re-accreditation awards with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and supervised a third meritorious re-accreditation as a commander. I have been a certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CA...

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 Practices, Police Procedures, Excessive Force, Use of Force
29 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (21 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer and 2 years as a law enforcement trainer/instructor) Supervisor Legal Education Unit-Baltimore Police Department-2021-Present Legal Education Instructor-Baltimore Police Department-2020-2021 Criminal Defense/Police Disciplinary Hearings Representing Officers/Police Misconduct Representing Officers/Civil Rights Attorney Representing Plaintiffs-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 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

RICHARD M BLOM Miami Police (Retired)

Miami, Florida
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Security - Police policies and procedures, use of force, vehicular pursuits, vulnerabilities, responsibilities and liabilities in regard to business, personal and residential security.
Richard Blom is law enforcement professional with over 39 years of experience. His last position was as the Chief of Police of the City of Doral, Florida. The policing philosophy and operational strategies that he introduced coupled with the partnerships that he created with the community and media contributed to a significant reduction in crime every single month during his tenure as chief. During his tenure as chief the department received several prestigious awards and recognitions for community policing practices. Prior to his appointment as chief, he was the Assistant Chief of the Miami Police Department where he started his career in 1975. During his career with the Miami Police Department, he held command level positions in all three of the department’s divisions. In addition, he has held a number of high-profile assignments such as Commander of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Bomb Squad Commander, as well as the Commander of the Crime Prevention an...

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...

Charles Ahmad, CPP Group Nine Risk Consulting

Mableton, Georgia
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Premises Liability - Security, Police Active-Shooter Response, Use of Force, Officer Involved Shootings, Fugitive Investigations, Use of Informants, SWAT, Tactical Operations, Firearms, In-Custody Death, Arrest Procedures, Inadequate & Negligent Security, Workplace Violence, Security Guards, Security Management.
Charlie Ahmad is the founding partner of Group Nine Risk Consulting, a consulting firm specializing in security risk management, asset protection, and security training. Charlie founded Group Nine Risk Consulting following a long and successful military and federal law enforcement career that spanned nearly 30 years. Charlie is board-certified in security management by ASIS International and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University. Charlie retired as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in January of 2022. Charlie is a certified trainer and subject matter expert in multiple disciplines including high risk warrant service, special operations, criminal investigations, fugitive apprehension, use of informants, and law enforcement media relations. He has developed curriculum for and delivered specialized security related programs to over one thousand law enforcement officers and civilians throughout the United States and overseas in E...

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...

Gerard Busnuk, MPA Roland Park Security Consulting

Baltimore, Maryland
Security, Police Practices & Procedures - police, law of arrest, use of force, police procedures, security officers, premises liability, bars/nightclubs, apartments, shopping centers, religious institiutions.
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk, has been involved with police and security work for more than 30 years. He retired at the rank of Captain from the Baltimore Police Department after more than 29 years of service. He is an expert in police work. Since his retirement he has worked for a local Business Improvement District as director of field operations, managing community safety and sanitation programs. He also has worked at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in supervisory security positions. He has become an independent security consultant and was previously certified as a CPP certified protection professional, the gold standard in security management. He has consulted with nonprofits, including a charter school, a church and the Muslim community, as well a medium manufacturing/distribution company, and a high rise for the elderly. He has seen security from a number of perspectives. As part of his practice he engages in expert witness consulti...

Norman D Bates, Esq. Liability Consultants, Inc.

Hudson, Massachusetts
Security, Premises Liability - Negligent/Inadequate Security, Workplace Violence, Security Management Consulting, Negligent Hiring and Retention and Training, Use of Force
Norman D. Bates, Esq., President and founder of Liability Consultants, Inc., is a nationally-recognized expert in security and the law. For over thirty years, he has been providing security management consulting services to private industry as well as court-certified expert witness services nationwide to both plaintiff and defense firms in civil cases regarding inadequate security, negligent hiring or training, and workplace violence. Mr. Bates regularly presents seminars on civil liability issues and has authored numerous articles and books on the subject. Mr. Bates recently co-authored a publication on “The Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations” published by the national Center for Victims of Crime and the National Crime Prevention Council. BIOGRAPHY OF NORMAN D. BATES, ESQ. Formerly, Mr. Bates was an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University in Boston and Director of Security and Legal Counsel to the Saunders Hotel Corporation....

Alan J. Robinson Risk And Threat Assessment, LLC

Brookside, New Jersey
Security, Premises Liability - Workplace Violence, Infant Abduction, Security Negligence, Fire Safety, Use of Force, Drug Diversion, Hospital Security, executive protection, crowd control, joint commission accreditation
35+ years as a Director of Security in hospital/healthcare security; expert witness in: Security Negligence; Prevention of Workplace Violence; Infant abduction; emergency management; fire safety; executive protection; crowd control management; Use of Force; excessive force; drug and narcotic diversion.

Beth A Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, MPA, CCCI, PI The McHard Firm

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Police Misconduct, Use of Force, Interviewing, Interrogation, False Confessions, Police Ethics, Investigative Failure, Human Trafficking, False Arrest, Failure to Train, Failure to Supervise, Evidence Handling, Police Oversight, Civil Rights Violations, Police Policy, SOPs, Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin
Ms. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America. She is neutral, fair, and her opinions are rooted in provable facts. Ms. Mohr strives to balance her cases between defense and plaintiff-sided cases, and also provides habeas consulting services. Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Washington state, in federal and state courts, on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime and fraud examinations. Areas of Expertise: • Police Misconduct • Use of Force, Excessive Force, Deadly Force • Interviewing, Interrogations & False Confession • Police Ethics • Investigative Failure • Habeas Consulting • False Arrest • Failure to Train / Failure to Supervise • Evidence Handling • Civilian Oversight & Evaluation of Civilian Oversight Mechanisms • Civil Rights Violations • Police Policy, SOPs • Fraud, Embezzlement & White Collar • Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking & Vice ...

Jeffrey Bonner

Scranton, Pennsylvania
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Criminal Justice, Police Policies, Domestic Violence, Crowd Control, Use of Force, Excessive Force, Sexual Assault, Drug Enforcement, Surveillance, School Safety, Crisis Intervention, Baton, Taser, Firearm, Electronic Control Device

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 Practices, Police Procedures, Excessive Force, Use of Force
29 years of legal and law enforcement experience combined (21 years practicing law and 8.5 years as a sworn police officer and 2 years as a law enforcement trainer/instructor) Supervisor Legal Education Unit-Baltimore Police Department-2021-Present Legal Education Instructor-Baltimore Police Department-2020-2021 Criminal Defense/Police Disciplinary Hearings Representing Officers/Police Misconduct Representing Officers/Civil Rights Attorney Representing Plaintiffs-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 Member of the District of Columbia Bar-2004 Member of the Maryland Bar-2001 Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Justice Department 2000-2003

Emanuel Kapelsohn The Peregrine Corporation

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Firearms & Ballistics, Police Practices & Procedures - self-defense, gun accidents, hunting accidents, firearms training, shooting scene reconstruction, holsters, shooting ranges, use of force, use of force policy, involuntary muscular contraction, defensive tactics, weapon retention, pepper spray, Taser, impact weapons, knives, edged weapons
Expert witness since 1984 in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts nationwide. Practicing attorney. Has been certified as firearms instructor by FBI, NRA, several states and other training authorities. Certified instructor in defensive tactics, baton, Taser, weapon retention, less lethal impact munitions, pepper spray. Certified Force Science Analyst, Advanced Specialist in Force Science, Executive Protection Specialist, and in counter-terrorist and defensive driving. Taught "Police Use of Force" as Adjunct Instructor at Indiana University, Department of Criminal Justice. Served as instructor at two police academies. Presenter at national and international conferences of law enforcement instructors. Has trained and certified firearms instructors and armorers for major law enforcement agencies. Armed, sworn reserve deputy sheriff for over 20 years. Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors ("IALEFI...

JOHN M DANIEL, EMT, RN, FNP, DO Daniel Medical and Legal Consulting

JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police officer policy, Body/vehicle cameras, 911 Dispatch for officers, Restraint asphyxiation, DUI, Serving process, Patrol policy and procedures, SWAT tactics, Use of Force, Internal Policy and supervision issues, Corrections policy and procedures, Correctional Medicine. EMT, Nursing, Physician.
Dr. Daniel was employed as a full-time deputy when he was a nurse. He served in corrections for 3 years as a booking and Senior Officer supervising 13 corrections officers. Dr. Daniel went to corrections school in 1992 and police academy in 1996. Dr. Daniel served as a full time SWAT officer, Patrol deputy, bailiff and supervised 6 LPNs in jail medical. Jail medical was only one of two programs across the state that had National Accreditation in Correctional medicine. Dr. Daniel had the highest DUI arrests and process served while making arrests and answering calls in his zone. Even when Dr. Daniel was not full-time, he has served in multiple departments as a reserve officer. Dr. Daniel was elected full time Constable of his county district in 2018 and was reelected to that position in August of 2020. Dr. Daniel has twenty years of experience in Law Enforcement. Dr. Daniel is a wound care physician who has done Hyperbaric oxygen treatments (HBO) and is one of the few physicians tha...

Lenard Vare Carsel & Ayves, Inc.

Kyle, Texas
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Jails, Prisons, Custody, Electronic Monitoring, home detention, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Classification, Use of Force, In-custody Death, Security, Religious Rights, Negligence, PREA, Supervision of Inmates, Strip Searches, Suicides, Conditions of Confinement, 1983 Litigation (Jail and Prisons)
Lenard Vare has over 27 years of practical experience in inmate management in both jails and prisons in CA and NV. He is a retired prison Warden with the state of Nevada and a recently retired Director of a county jail system in CA. Lenard's expertise is in inmate classification, program design, high-risk inmate transportation, organizational development and training law enforcement and correctional personnel in topics related to inmate management. He has served as a criminal investigator and hostage/crisis negotiator, supervised fugitive recovery teams, conducted internal affairs investigations, and operated community-based correctional facilities. He has also served as criminal justice faculty teaching courses at the undergraduate level at local colleges. He is a certified jail manager and a certified project management professional. Recent cases in which Lenard has been retained as an expert have involved - A jail riot and subsequent staff response resulting in a class action...

Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC Trident Investigative Service, Inc.

Kent, Washington
Security, Premises Liability - Premises Liability, Security, Security Negligence, Security Training, Security Supervision, Use of Force, Bar, Nightclub, Foreseeability, Investigations, Voyeurism, Employment, Screening, Background Checks, assault, rape, robbery, pre-employment, Surveillance, Workplace Violence
FORENSIC SECURITY PREMISES LIABILITY EXPERT with over forty-five years of experience in professional security, investigative, military, and law enforcement fields. That BACKGROUND AND TRAINING have allowed me to become familiar with security industry standards and best practices. BOARD CERTIFIED IN SECURITY MANAGEMENT by the American Society for Industrial Security, International. This credential is the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners. ASIS is the world's largest membership of security management professionals, with 35,000 members and is the premier source for learning, board certification, networking, and standards. CERTIFIED FORENSIC LITIGATION CONSULTANT from the Forensic Expert Witness Association. HONORABLY SERVED in the United States Marine Corps, supporting the Presidential Helicopter Mission as security aboard Marine One, the Presidential helicopter. Also served as a Military Police Watch Commander and Patrol Supervisor, Military Working Dog H...

David T. Sweeney DT Sweeney Consulting, LLC

Seattle, Washington
Law Enf & Criminal Justice, Police Practices & Procedures - Police pursuits, Use of force, Less lethal weapons, De-escalation, Crisis intervention, Rapid intervention, Police supervision, Early intervention, Police training, Civil rights, US 1983, Legal standards for police, Best practices for police, EEO, EVOC, Discrimination, Harassment,
I have trained thousands of officers in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Performance Reviews for Employees, Early Intervention for Police Officers, Early Intervention for Police Supervisors, Effective Supervision of Police Personnel, Tactical De-Escalation, Care Under Fire, Integrated Tactics and Use of Force, Active Shooter/Rapid-Intervention, Crisis Intervention Training, Post-Academy Training for New Officers, Taser Instructor, CPR Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, & Legal Standards for Police. I have received hundreds of hours of training myself in a variety of police disciplines. I will provide you with an unbiased review of your case and then determine how I can best help you with your case.

Frank R. Vanecek

Oak Harbor, Washington
Police Practices & Procedures, Investigation - Fingerprints, Homicide, Gangs, Narcotics, RICO, False arrest, False Conviction, Use of Force, Biometrics, Identification, Crime Scene, Investigation, Policy and Procedure, Incident Management, Firearms, Firearms Instruction, Workplace Investigations, Terrorism, K-9
Available Nationwide Police Practices Expert with over 38 years of law enforcement experience at city, county, state and federal level. Assignments worked included Patrol, K-9, Detectives, Narcotics/Task Force (DEA), Special Investigations and Internal Affairs, Organized Crime, Gaming, Metro Fugitive, Metro Gang, Major Crimes/Homicide, Dignitary Protection, Security Manager, Latent Fingerprint Examiner, Identification and NICS Manager, Investigations in Indian Country, Officer Involved Shooting Team Coordinator, Joint Terrorism Task Force (FBI), Crime Scenes. Have testified as an expert in Gang Homicide/False Conviction Case in Chicago area, and previously as an expert in several areas while working for the government. Adjunct Professor (Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA) since 2014 teaching Criminal Investigation, Investigative Report Writing, Legal Aspects of Evidence and Introduction to Criminal Justice.

Drew Neckar, MBA, CPP, CHPA Security Advisors Consulting Group

Strum, Wisconsin
Security, Premises Liability - Healthcare/Hospital Security, Bar/Nightclub Security, Parking Lot Security, Campus Safety, School Security, Negligent Security, CPTED, Crime Prevention, Crime Foreseeability, Use of Force, Security Officers/Guards, Workplace Violence, Security Assessment, Risk Assessment, Security Training/Education
Drew Neckar is a board-certified security management professional who over his 20+ year career has managed safety and security programs for companies operating in the healthcare, higher education, financial services, and nightclub industries. In 2014 Drew founded Security Advisors Consulting Group, a full-service security consulting firm that has provided strategic advice on improvement of security and violence prevention programs to companies throughout the United States and internationally. Drew and security programs he has managed have been recognized with awards including: Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was awarded the “Program of Distinction” award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) while under Drew's leadership. Mayo Clinic Health Systems' Security Department was named to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” as one of the top Security programs while under Drew's leadership. Finalist for Campus Safety Magazine’s “Cam...