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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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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 Procedure Expert Witnesses & NYPD Case

Police Procedure Expert Witnesses & NYPD Case

Police expert witnesses may write reports and testify on police training, police organization and management, use of force, vehicle pursuits, crime reduction techniques, and related topics. In the news, police policy expert witness Samuel Walker is working pro bono for the plaintiffs suing the NYPD over racial profiling. The plaintiffs are asking for broad reforms and Walker proposed a database to collect information and analyze problem officers.

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Former Illinois Police Commander Fraudulently Reports DUI Records

Former Illinois Police Commander Fraudulently Reports DUI Records

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois has charged former Des Plaines, IL, police commander Timothy Veit with inflating DUI arrest records in order to qualify for federal grant money. The retired officer may have directed $133K to mileage, equipment, and officer overtime pay.

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Police Expert Witness Testifies In Negligence Case

Police Expert Witness Testifies In Negligence Case

Expert witness and Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel testified for the defense in the case against Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Wickum and Chouteau County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Meier. The officers were charged with negligence in the 2007 shooting death of 13-year-old Mark Keeley.

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Medical Expert Testifies Re: Inmate Death

Medical Expert Testifies Re: Inmate Death

The criminal trial of Lucas County, OH, Sheriff James Telb and three former or current sheriff’s office employees resumes Nov. 30. The defendants are charged with crimes associated with the 2004 death of inmate Carlton Benton, 25. Sergeant Gray, who retired in June, 2004, is charged with applying a “sleeper hold” that allegedly triggered Mr. Benton’s death.

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Medical Expert On Taser Death

Medical Expert On Taser Death

The defense team in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield, LA, Police Officer Scott Nugent had two experts testify on October 28, to try and convince the jury that Nugent was not responsible for the death of Barron “Scooter” Pikes.

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Police Expert On Excessive Force

Police expert and professor of police psychology Bill Lewinski testifies about what happens when police officers use force. In most cases, Lewinski is called upon to present a scientific sounding justification for what looks on its face unjustifiable.

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