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Police Procedures Expert On Misconduct Charges

Police Procedures Expert On Misconduct Charges

Cases alleging law enforcement misconduct are heavily scrutinized and require experienced expert witnesses. Law enforcement expert witnesses have expertise in police operations, investigations, arrest procedures, use of force analysis, and more.

In the news, Dr. Michael d. Lyman, professor of criminal justice at Columbia College, testified this week in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray’s neck was broken while being transported in shackles in a Baltimore police van. He died a week later.

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Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness On Tamir Rice Shooting

Biomedical Engineering Expert Witness On Tamir Rice Shooting

Biomedical engineering expert witness Dr. Jesse L. Wobrock has released his preliminary report regarding the shooting death of 12 year old Tamir Rice. Rice was killed in 2014 by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann.

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Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

Use Of Force Expert Witnesses

The use of force expert witness may provide an expert opinion in questions regarding the proper use of force in response to violent and threatening activity. Dr. Philip Hayden will testify in the case against a retired Tampa police captain accused in the shooting death of Chad Oulson. Curtis Reeves has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder in the 2014 Wesley Chapel movie theater incident. Oulson allegedly refused to stop texting during movie previews. Movie goers said they saw popcorn thrown in the air and heard a gunshot. Reeves says he was attacked by Oulson and acted in self-defense.

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Criminology Expert Witness On Alleged False Confession

Criminology Expert Witness On Alleged False Confession

Richard Leo, a professor of psychology and law at the University of San Francisco, testified in the case against Tim Jimerson in the1992 murder of Toni Spicer. The defense argued that a false confession was made during police interrogation. The psychology expert witness is the Hamill Family Professor of Law and Social Psychology at USF and has written numerous empirical articles and books on the practice and psychology of police interrogation, false confessions, and the wrongful conviction of the innocent.

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Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testifies In New Mexico Case

Law Enforcement Expert Witness Testifies In New Mexico Case

Law enforcement expert witness Dr. Bill Lewinsky testified for the defense in the case against two Albuquerque police officers charged with killing James Boyd. New Mexico Special Prosecutor Randi McGinn is seeking second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or aggravated battery charges against Officer Dominique Perez and now-retired Officer Keith Sandy. The officers shot and killed the homeless man camping illegally in the foothills.

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Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies On Stun Gun Use

Police Procedures Expert Witness Testifies On Stun Gun Use

Police procedures expert witness Dan Corsentino testified that Cortez, Colorado, police used excessive force when arresting man on trial for stabbing a police officer in February. Shane French was in handcuffs when police used stun guns on him. The defendant says he was protecting his blind father and elderly mother while police say they answered a distress call from his mother. French’s mother says police shoved her blind husband and then tackled her son who suffers with mental health issues.

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Police Expert Testifies In Wrongful Death Case

Police Expert Testifies In Wrongful Death Case

Police procedures expert witness Donald Van Blaricom testified in the wrongful death case against two deputies and Washington County, OR. Van Blaricom is an expert in police brutality cases and says the force used on Lukus Glenn in 2006 was not reasonable given the circumstances.

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Forensic Pathology Expert Testifies In Excessive Force Case

Forensic Pathology Expert Testifies In Excessive Force Case

Forensic pathology expert Dr. Daniel Davis, medical examiner in Lane County, OR, testified in the Yakima, WA, case against Officer Karl Thompson. Thompson is accused of using excessive force with a baton in the 2006 death of Otto Zehm and later lying to investigators.

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