Find a Deadly or Excessive Force Expert
Experts in the use of firearms, blunt/sharp instruments, nightsticks, vehicle pursuits, martial arts or any force likely to cause serious injury or death, including the legal implications from the use of the force. Deadly or Excessive Force experts serve as expert witnesses and forensic consultants in West Virginia legal matters, and provide expert reports and testimony for judges, attorneys, lawyers, law firms, insurance companies and government agencies in Federal and state court trials and arbitrations in West Virginia.
The listings below are of Deadly or Excessive Force experts serving West Virginia.
Expert ListingsOakton Community College
George Klein, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus
George C. Klein, Ph.D. works as an expert witness on the intersection of mental health and criminal justice. He specializes in the police apprehension of the mentally ill, police policies and procedures, police use of excessive force, and jail suicide. He was a part-time police officer for over eight years. He was a consultant and researcher for the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy for over 13 years. He is a trained hostage negotiator and served with a SWAT team. His book, entitled, Law And The Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics, was published in 2009. The book is an examination of the mental health and criminal justice system in Illinois. It includes fieldwork on police apprehension of the mentally ill, hospital emergency rooms, the homeless mentally ill, and mental health screening in jails. His book, entitled, The Militarization of the Police? Ideology Versus Reality, was published in 2019. The book examines the police use of force, and the riots in Ferguson and in Baltimore. In 2018, he published an article entitled, On the Death of Sandra Bland: A Case of Anger and Indifference. He has also published articles on hostage negotiation and terrorism. In 2007, he published a book entitled, The Adventure: The Quest For My Romanian Babies. George Klein taught at Oakton Community College for 43 years. He is a Professor Emeritus.
Law Enforcement Policy And Practices Consultant
PALOS HEIGHTS, IL
Robert Johnson is a retired Lieutenant Colonel - Illinois State Police. Johnson continues to serve as a private consultant and expert witness regarding law enforcement policies and practices. He has been retained in over 100 cases and has been qualified in state & federal courts. He also conducts sensitive internal investigations. Johnson currently serves as an Assessor for the C.A.L.E.A. and has reviewed the operations of approximately thirty law enforcement agencies nationwide seeking accreditation.
J.A. Williams, LLC, Police Consultant
James A. Williams, Ph.D.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Dr. James A. Williams is a former Municipal Police Chief and a retired United States Department of Justice DEA Senior Executive and Chief of Organized Crime DEA Task forces. Part of his tenure at the USDOJ was spent as Mobile Chief of International Police Training. As a U.S. Diplomat to the Caribbean, he administered operational oversight to mission essential law enforcement and police training programs. He has been certified in Domestic and International Courts as an Expert in Police Policy, Practices,Procedures & Training. He has met State and Federal Court Standards of the Daubert Challenges. As an Associate Member ( Academic ) of the American Bar Association, he serves on the ABA Criminal Justice Section Committee. Dr. Williams' consulting and expert witness specialties for both Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys includes Wrongful Death - Wrongful Shooting - Excessive Force - Wrongful Arrest - Civil Rights Violations. Dr. Williams has been Court Certified as an Expert Witness in matters of Premises Liability involving Firearms and Excessive Force. Dr. Williams is currently on staff as an Adjunct Professor in the Law & Justice Department at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey.
Brewer And Associates
Mr. Brewer has 26 years of law enforcement experience through the rank of Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol. His subject matter expertise is in police practices use of force and shooting incidents pursuits criminal civil and administrative investigations traffic enforcement and traffic management.
RRB Systems International
Roy Bedard specializes in national and international police standards regarding law enforcement training curriculum, policy development and actual application of police and public safety use of force. Bedard has been qualified in Federal Court as a defensive tactics, use of force and combat stress expert. He evaluates incidents to determine grounds for excessive force claims and reviews criteria for establishing the legal use of force and deadly force.
Taylor Law Enforcement Consulting Group
Current Chief of Police with over 39 years of experience in a wide-range of federal, state, local and private criminal justice leadership positions. Areas of expertise include: training; use of force & firearms instruction; anti-terrorism, operation security, force protection, recruiting, selection and assignment; employee supervision, evaluation and retention; curriculum development; policies and procedures design and implementation; physical security, canine utilization; budgeting; public relations; emergency management.
Chief Dan Busken
Chief Dan Busken served as a municipal police officer for 34 years including 24 years as a chief of police. This service included responsibility for development of and compliance with progressive law enforcement policies and procedures. Chief Busken served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Police Chiefs Recognition Program. This program sets the standards for progressive and professional law enforcement practices throughout the State of Texas.
Michael Levine, Consulting
Michael Levine, Federal Agent, Retired
Stone Ridge, NY
Michael Levine is a 50-year courtroom veteran as a supervisory federal agent, police instructor and police trial consultant. His expert trial testimony in Use of Force, Undercover Tactics, Informants, Blind Mules, Money Laundering, Narcotics trafficking, Interrogations and all facets of criminal investigations has been accepted in Federal and State courts in 19 states, Puerto Rico, and numerous foreign nations. In January 2008, he authored the Police Student Manual "Undercover Tactics and Informant Handling" for the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services. Since his retirement from the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1990, he has been retained on more than 500 civil and criminal actions, depending on the facts, working for plaintiffs, defendants and police agencies. A list of his latest cases may be found at www.policetrialexpert.com.
On-Scene Consulting, LLC
Huntington Beach, CA
Expert for both Defense and Plaintiff on police practices, use of force and private security throughout the United States. Retired LAPD SWAT Sergeant II+1. During 26 year-career worked numerous specialized assignments such as: K9, SWAT, Patrol, Training, Jail Operations and VICE. Presently an Executive Director of Security in the private sector.
Las Vegas, NV
Steven T. Baker CPP, PSP, PCI is President of VTI Associates a professional security and investigative firm. Steve has over 27 years of experience providing security training and investigative services. Offices based out of Las Vegas and San Antonio.