Robert R Pusins Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Law Enf & Criminal Justice and Police Practices & Procedures

Specialty Focus: Use of Force, Police Misconduct, Police Pursuits, 911 Emergency Communications, Arrests, Deadly Force, Wrongful Death, Section 1983 Civil Rights Violations, Police Tactics, Excessive Force, Law Enforcement Hiring & Retention, Officer Involved Shooting, Use of Force and Mental Illness

Education: BA Sociology, University of South Florida; FBI National Academy, (191st Session); Broward County Police Academy, (46th Session); Command Officers Development Course, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville

Years in Practice: 22


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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 civil and criminal cases, state and federal courts, in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington DC, West Virginia and Canada.