Deadly or Excessive Force Expert Witnesses and Consultants
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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.
The listings below are all Deadly or Excessive Force expert witnesses and consultants.
Featured ListingsRoland Park Security Consulting
Jerry "Buz" Busnuk has spent more than 30 years in law enforcement and security positions and now consults in those and other security related areas. He retired as a captain from the Baltimore City Police force, where he oversaw field operations in a high-crime district of about 200 personnel. He has a Master's in Public Administration.
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.
Las Vegas, NV
Steven T. Baker CPP, PSP, PCI is President
of VTI Associates a professional security and
investigative firm. Steve has over 30 years of
experience providing security training and
investigative services. Offices based out of Las Vegas and San Antonio.
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.
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.
David OLaughlin LLC
I am an experienced, innovative leader in the world of law enforcement training.Having been directly involved in the training of police officers for more than thirty years, I have obtained certification in a multitude of disciplines and have become a Master Instructor and Force Science Analyst. As an expert witness I have provided expert incident analysis and testified in both court and deposition in matters of police use of force, up to and including deadly force.
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.
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 200 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-five law enforcement agencies nationwide seeking accreditation.
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.
Evidence Solutions Inc.
I served in the Law Enforcement profession for nearly 22 years, with close to 28 years of combined policing and military service. I am a seasoned professional with proven leadership skills. I thrive in stressful situations and have a keen ability to establish productive organizations. I am fair, task-oriented, and work well with others. I respect those individuals under my leadership and give the same respect to those I serve. I helped establish a municipal police department from inception and used this knowledge to re-build two different fledgling police departments as a police chief. I have personally guided an organization of over 150 employees. I practice integrity, honesty, courage, and respect. I think “out of the box” and embrace diversity. I am a decorated military veteran of two branches of service, hold a graduate-level education, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. My experience in law enforcement ranges from municipal, county, tribal, and military. I am a well-rounded individual with a pioneering spirit. I am a graduate of the 267th Session of the FBI National Academy.
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.
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.
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