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Richard Ernest
Lab Director
6058 East Lancaster Ave.
Fort Worth TX 76112
phone: 817-228-6526
Richard Ernest is an award winning Forensic Scientist and Consultant who has over 31 years of Experience in Analytical Criminalistics and Forensic Ballistics. During his career he has worked literally thousands of forensic cases, and testified hundreds of times. Mr. Ernest is one of a very few private forensic ballistics consultants in the United States. He also owns and operates his own independent forensic firearms laboratory. He has worked cases all across the United States. His clients include law enforcement agencies, district attorney's offices, civil and criminal case lawyers, private individuals, journalists, writers, educators and students.

Mr. Ernest has performed work on such notable cases as the Atlanta Murdered and Missing Children (Georgia vs. Wayne Williams), the Branch Davidian cases from Waco, the Texas Cadets Murder (Texas vs. David Graham and Dianne Zamora), the Miami SWAT case (USA vs. Acuna, et. al. - the Richard Brown case), and the Jayson Williams case (NJ vs. Jayson Williams).

Areas of Expertise:
  • Firearm Examination and Testing
  • Bullet and Cartridge Case Examinations and Comparisons
  • Ammunition Evaluation and Testing
  • Shooting Scene Reconstructions
  • Shooting Accident Reconstructions
  • Shooting Scene Re-enactments
  • Distance Determinations from Gunshot Wounds and Clothing
  • Gunshot Residue Analysis (GSR) and GSR Consultation
  • Tool Mark Examinations and Comparisons
  • Gun Safety and Design Issues
  • Serial Number Restorations
  • Crime Scene Examinations and Consultations
  • Footwear Identification
  • Tire Track Identification
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    Steven Howard
    Investigator / Consultant
    209 N. Walnut, Upper Level
    Lansing MI 48933
    phone: 517-374-9000
    fax: 517-374-9001 or Alt Fax- 517-703-1988
    Steven Howard provides a wide range of Consulting and Expert Witness Services to the legal professional in an ample variety of Firearms, Ammunition, Knives, Blades, Explosive Devices and many other related subjects. His Primary Area of Experience is Gunsmithing and Certified Public Armorer. Mr. Howard has a college degree in Gunsmithing and is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan. He is a former Federal Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and a former Federal Police Officer with the Department of Defense. He has 35 years of Gunsmithing experience and is a Certified Police Armorer.

    Services Include:
  • All Standard Firearms
  • Almost all Machine Guns
  • Silencers
  • Ammunition
  • Testing
  • Shooting Scene Reconstruction
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction
  • Spears
  • Knives
  • Explosive Devices
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    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis
    Forensic Scientist
    PO Box 116
    Armuchee GA 30105
    phone: 706-331-9971
    Francis T. "Jay" Jarvis has over 30 years of experience as a Forensic Scientist, specializing in Forensic Ballistics and Firearms Analysis.

    During his 32 plus year career, Mr. Jarvis either performed casework in or was a supervisor for most of the forensic disciplines. Between 1982 and 1997, he wore a multitude of hats, performing casework in:
    • Firearms and Tool Marks
    • Hair
    • Fibers
    • Glass Comparisons
    • Footwear Tread Examinations
    • Tire Tread Examinations
  • Fire Debris and Explosives Analysis
  • Latent Fingerprint Processing
  • Marijuana Identification
  • Presumptive Blood Testing
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Filament Analysis
  • Following his retirement from the Georgia State Crime Lab, Jay Jarvis started Arma Forensics to provide personalized, timely and unbiased forensic services for clients. He has testified as an expert in Federal Court and the courts of Georgia and several other states over 750 times. Mr. Jarvis' specialty is firearms identification and ballistics but he also has casework experience in trace evidence.

    Mr. Jarvis has extensive experience in crime laboratory accreditation, having served as an accreditation assessor and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB), including one year as the Board Chair.

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    Jay Jarvis
    Georgia’s Crime Doctor is the story of Dr. Herman Jones, the Alabama native who is responsible for establishing the Georgia State Crime Laboratory. Tracing the steps of Jones and his wife June back to Auburn in the 1930’s, this book chronicles the people, places and events which shaped modern day forensic science in the state of Georgia.
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    Capt. David G. Bacon
    4010-5 Calle Real
    Santa Barbara CA 93110
    phone: 805-895-3273
    Capt. David G. Bacon, is a Maritime Expert with over 20 years of vessel charter experience. He has a United States Coast Guard Captains License (Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel - unlimited tonnage) and a Transportation Workers Identification Certificate (TWIC).

    Capt. Bacon's vessel charters include fishing, cruising, eco-tours, whale watching, diving, kayaking, photography, oil seeps, and oil spills. Owner, operator, and captain of Wavewalker Charters, he has decades of vessel operations experience with zero accidents and zero injuries.

    Capt. Bacon is experienced with crew training, safety procedures, crew drills, and practice. The Founder and Executive Director of a nonprofit organization providing at-sea educational adventures for special-needs children and adults, he has extensive knowledge of passenger safety orientation and creating/maintaining a safe environment for passengers, including special-needs passengers in for-profit and nonprofit (501c3) ventures.

    Litigation Support - Capt. Bacon offers expert witness services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. He is an expert in marine electronics selection, installation, and maintenance and operations, including at-sea or dockside equipment failure analysis and repair. Capt. Bacon is also skilled at vessel inspection, maintenance schedules and procedures, and repair of equipment and systems. His cases include:
    • Boating Accidents
    • Vessel Collision, Damage, Sinking
    • Vessel Operations and Safety
    • Seaworthiness
    • Pleasure Crafts
    • Yachts
  • Jet Skis
  • Sport Fishing
  • Charter Boat Liability
  • Boating Captain / Crew Responsibilities
  • Marine Electronics and Navigation
  • Boat Equipment Failures
  • Capt. Bacon has spent 30+ years participating as a technical writer for marine electronics and electrical journals, work procedures, user manuals, magazine articles, on-line publications, and social media. He is a public speaker with 15 years of experience hosting seminars, informational/motivational lectures, and presentations for civic organizations and clubs.

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    Steven D. Ashley, MS, MLS, MFCI, MUFI, ARM-P, CLS2
    Risk Management Professional, Criminal Justice Trainer
    Monroe MI USA
    phone: 517-548-2275
    Steve Ashley Law Enforcement Expert PhotoSteven D. Ashley has over 40 years of experience in Law Enforcement. As a researcher, his primary area of interest is the Use of Force and Control by Police, with an emphasis on Non-lethal Control Methods and Implements.

    Mr. Ashley has earned and received certification as a Force Science Analyst (Force Science Institute®), a Master Use of Force Instructor (Smith and Wesson Academy®), a Master Force and Control Instructor (Police Policy Studies Council®), a TASER® Senior Master Instructor (TASER International), and an Associate in Risk Management – Public Entities (Insurance Institute of America®). He has attended over 5,700 hours of advanced police training.

    In addition to his 15 years as a full-time, sworn, law enforcement officer, and 12 years as a full-time risk management professional, Mr. Ashley has been a criminal justice trainer for more than 40 years, and has trained thousands of officers, trainers, and managers in police subjects, including Firearms, Driving, Radar, Chemical Munitions, TASER, and Defensive Tactics. A prolific author, writing often for both print and on-line publications, he is a frequent, invited presenter at national and international law enforcement conferences. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at several Michigan colleges, and at the Smith and Wesson Academy.

    Litigation Support - Steven Ashley has worked as a law enforcement expert witness since 1995, consulting on over 150 cases, and testifying in many. He specializes in use of force, motor vehicle operation, arrest practices and police & corrections procedural issues. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Litigation Support Services:
    • Police Use of Force Consultation
    • Jail & Security Assessments
    • Liability Claims Assistance
    • Public Safety Loss Control
    • Law Enforcement Training
    • Police Procedural Review
    • Information & Research
    • Supervisory Audits
    • Trial Consultation
    • Jury Assistance
  • Police Pursuit Driving Case Analysis
  • Applicant Screening & Assessment
  • Police Deadly Force Consultation
  • Law Enforcement Risk Control
  • Employment Practices Review
  • Policy Review & Development
  • Municipal Risk Management
  • Private Security Audits
  • Firearms and Shooting Case Review
  • Arrest & Custody Practices Analysis
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    Donald R. Schuessler, MS
    Physical Evidence Consultant
    PO Box 8528
    Coburg OR 97408
    phone: 541-517-0397
    Donald R. Schuessler, MS is a Physical Evidence and Certified Bloodstain Pattern Examiner. He has been working in Forensic Evidence Evaluation and Crime Scene Investigation since 1978. His previous work for the Eugene Police Department and as a Deputy Medical Examiner provide a broad base of experience and knowledge useful to both the defense and prosecution and have contributed to many successful case resolutions.

    The only certified examiner in the state of Oregon, Mr. Schuessler provides expert witness testimony throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has given expert opinion testimony in the state courts of Oregon, Washington, California, Utah and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He also provides consultations and case review in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Idaho, New Jersey, Ohio, and Arizona.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Crime Scene Reconstruction
    • Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
    • Latent Print Identification
    • Shooting Reconstruction - Bullet Flight Path
    • Footwear Impression Identification
    • Death Investigation
  • Serial Number Restoration
  • Firearms Operation Identification
  • Presumptive Blood Test
  • Marijuana Identification
  • Digital Photography
  • Evidence Integrity / Chain of Custody Procedure
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    Martinelli & Associates: Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.
    Temecula CA 92591
    phone: 951-719-1450
    fax: 951-501-2952
    Dr. Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., BCFT, CFA, CLS, is a former Criminal Justice Training Center Director and current Police / Corrections Practices, Criminal Investigations and Use of Force Instructor Consultant with a unique combination of extensive field experience and academic credentials that attorneys, judges and juries appreciate and commend. He has been representing agency defense and concerned plaintiff clients since 1991.

    Dr. Martinelli serves as chief legal consultant, police practices expert and trial specialist. He has an impressive and diverse law enforcement background in police, corrections, probation and private security practices and training and premises liability. Dr. Martinelli is an experienced police practices expert qualified in Federal and State Courts who specializes in 4th, 8th and 14th Amendment litigation. He is skilled in incident reconstruction, evidence gathering, discovery, forensic legal analysis ans testimony. Dr. Martinelli is also a Board Certified Expert in Forensic Traumatology, an AELE Certified Litigation Specialist in Police/Corrections Practices and a Certified Force Analyst through the Force Science Center, Minnesota State University.

    Dr. Martinelli has been referred to by attorney clients as "the expert's expert." He has a 90% case WIN ratio with over $120 Million saved defending agencies and over $30 Million recovered for plaintiff's since 2004 alone. He provides attorneys, State Attorney General Offices and municipalities with superior consulting and expert witness services in the fields of law enforcement practices, liability, negligence, litigation, criminal prosecution and criminal defense. Police practices and forensic expert to the States of NV, NM, NE, WV, Denver, Miami Beach and numerous municipalities. Forensic expert consultant to CNN Headline News, Discovery and History Channels.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Arrests
    • Search & Seizure
    • Use of Force / Excessive Force - All Levels and Weaponry
    • Officer Involved Shootings(OIS)
    • In-Custody Deaths
    • Criminal Investigations
    • Police Practices, Training & Supervision
    • Adult & Juvenile Corrections
    • Law Enforcement Negligence
    • Civilian Self-Defense, Security, Foreseeable Harm
    • Insurance Cases.
    4/25/2012 · Law Enforcement
    An officer detains an active parolee gang member for questioning, and during the detention, the suspect suddenly runs. The officer chases the suspect for two blocks, observes the suspect to be grabbing into his shorts pocket.

    On November 5, 2010, Superior Court Judge Hon. Robert Perry sentenced former BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle to two years in state prison for the January 1,2009, accidental shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant at the Fruitdale BART station.

    11/3/2011 · Law Enforcement
    San Francisco Police officers respond to a call of an agitated mentally disturbed and disabled man in a wheelchair wielding a knife and vandalizing parked cars on a downtown city street. A group of at least six uniformed and plain clothes officers locate and surround the man who remains seated in his wheelchair. The officers' initial attempts to communicate with the angry, apparently delusional and armed man prove ineffective.

    9/13/2011 · Law Enforcement
    An officer responding to a report of a domestic argument between husband and wife observes the husband walking down the street.

    7/15/2011 · Law Enforcement
    One of the most pressing problems within the law enforcement and use-of-force instructor communities is the reconciliation of force deployments with subject noncompliance and resistance.

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    Gregory D. Lee
    Criminal Justice Consultant and Expert Witness
    P.O. Box 1195
    Pebble Beach CA 93953-1195
    phone: 831-920-7367
    Gregory D. Lee is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He was an instructor for DEA’s Office of Training at the FBI Academy and is the author of Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques (2003).

    Mr. Lee’s real world expertise covers the entire drug law enforcement spectrum. He is a court qualified expert witness who will thoroughly review discovery material and provide you with a written analysis of your case. See website for CV, bio, experience and contact info.

    Services Offered:
  • Expert Witness
  • Written Case Evaluations
  • Military Justice Matters
  • Drug Enforcement Training
  • Use of Force Evaluations
  • Speaker For Your Event
  • Gregory D. Lee
    Based largely on the training and experiences of a recently retired Supervisory Special Agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who is a former instructor for DEA's Office of Training at the FBI Academy.
    Gregory D. Lee
    The book is written based largely on the training and experiences of a recently retired Supervisory Special Agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who is a former instructor for DEA's Office of Training at the FBI Academy.
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    Daniel G. O'Kelly
    PO Box 338
    Lake Dallas TX 75065
    phone: 813-422-4674
    Daniel O'Kelly Firearms Expert PhotoDaniel G. O'Kelly has over 40 years of experience as a range instructor, a builder, and collector of Firearms and Ammunition. Mr. O'Kelly is currently Director at the International Firearm Specialist Academy (IFSA), a guild of award winning experts, former Federal Agents, Investigators, Police Officers, and Medical Doctors, in the firearm and forensics field.

    Background Experience - An Armorer for thirteen gun companies, including Beretta, Colt, DS Arms, FN, Glock, H&K, Kimber, Remington, Ruger, SIG, S&W, and Springfield Armory, Mr. O'Kelly has toured and done research at numerous firearm and ammunition factories and firearm reference collections across the U.S., Europe, and Africa. He regularly presents seminars worldwide on firearm enforcement, ID & technology, and ammunition to law enforcement and the firearm industry. Mr. O'Kelly served for 11 years as a Police Officer and for 23 years as a Special Agent for the Bureau of ATF where he was Lead Instructor of Firearm Technology at the ATF National Academy

    Litigation Support - Daniel O'Kelly has provided litigation support as an Expert Firearm Witness in federal court since 1990. He has testified in numerous trials for over 30 years and has been lauded as an "unshakable witness". A qualified Subject Matter Expert with exceptional knowledge in firearms and investigative protocol, he is recognized as the “go to” person regarding technical firearm issues.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Firearms
    • Firearm Forensics
    • Tool Marks
    • Firearm ID & Comparisons
    • Ammunition
    • Firearms Product Liability
  • Shooting Accidents
  • Crime Scene Reconstructions
  • Forensic Pathology
  • ATF Compliance / Firearm Technology
  • Gunshot Residues & Distance Determinations
  • Ballistics Issues
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    James E. Shaw, PhD
    6709 La Tijera Blvd., Ste 121
    Los Angeles CA 90045
    phone: 310-678-6950
    fax: 866-590-1067
    James E. Shaw, PhD, is a Gang and Child Abuse Expert with over 15 years of experience. Dr. Shaw is a former Public School Law Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education and a former Director of Child Welfare for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District.

    Federal Appointment: Dr. Shaw is currently on the Faculty of the United States Courts Office of Defender Services Training Branch.

    Superior Court Appointment: Since 2003, Dr. Shaw has been, and is, a member of the Panel of Experts of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and works in Superior Courts nationwide, as a Gang expert.

    Professional School Appointment: Dr. Shaw is on the Faculty of the California Southern University and teaches doctoral candidates (Psy.D.) in the university’s Behavioral Sciences Department.

    Author / Speaker - Dr. Shaw is the author of the media-praised book, Jack and Jill, Why They Kill, based on his four year in-person/in-prison research on 103 girls and boys incarcerated for murder and homicide. Referred to on CNN as "the smart answer for today's troubled times," his book is used in universities and police academies nationwide. Dr. Shaw's forthcoming book is entitled GANGrene: Youth Terrorism USA .

    A member of the professional speaker circuit, Dr. Shaw has worked with the Jodi Solomon Speakers Bureau since 2002. Dr. Shaw is also a frequent guest on NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. He was an invited keynote speaker at the Columbine High School memorial ceremony in honor of the slain victims.

    Megyn Kelly Interview on FOX News Re Newtown, CT School Shooting

    Litigation Support - Dr. Shaw is a Gang Expert available to the Prosecution and Defense Bars. He specializes in helping attorneys attain their client-objectives, as (a) member of the Criminal defense team that ensures clients' Constitutional rights to a fair trial; and (b) a member of plaintiff or defendant teams in Civil cases where clients are seeking the attainment of objectives at settlement or trial.

    Dr. Shaw provides written reports, trial consulting, jail visitation / interviewing, opinions, and testimony for lawyers and clients. He has a Civil practice and provides reports, opinions, depositions, and trial testimony in cases comprising School Violence, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Child Abuse Mandated Reporting Requirements.

    • Child Abuse Reporting Errors
    • Gang Culture
    • Gang Behavior
    • Street Terrorism
    • Enforcement and Prevention Act
    • RICO Testimony
  • DOJ / FBI Gang Profiling
  • School Safety
  • Youth Violence
  • Jail / Prison Violence
  • Drugs
  • CalGangs Database
  • 9/27/2016 · Security
    On June 14, 2013, the nation paused to pray and remember the unspeakably horrific shooting, a massacre that claimed 26 lives, on December 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown Connecticut. The cruel irony, as legions of the country's experts, myself included, continue to engage in differential diagnoses and soul-searching for answers as to who and what went wrong, is that Sandy Hook Elementary School probably could not have done anything more, different or better, to protect its students. Short of constructing a walled-in campus inside of which students would receive provisions and other necessities from the outside.

    7/25/2007 · Expert Witnessing
    Three friends of mine, all working expert witnesses, called me to recount their experiences with private investigators who interviewed them for prospective cases. One complained that the private investigator "asked me if I could stand up to a Daubert Hearing

    The unspeakable happened at Virginia Tech University, on April 16, 2007, reminding us all that murder at school has "graduated" from the campuses of high school to the hallowed halls of university. Thirty-two students went to school to get educated and, instead, got executed

    7/25/2007 · Child Welfare
    One wintry afternoon, a San Francisco-area attorney called me to ask if she could enlist my expertise for an assault and personal injury case involving a large high school where her teen-aged client had been viciously brutalized

    7/25/2006 · Expert Witnessing
    Late one night, my telephone rang, and on the other end was a high-profile criminal defense attorney with whom I have worked on gang cases and other kinds of juvenile justice proceedings. He said he had to meet me for lunch the following day

    James E. Shaw. PhD
    Dr. James E. Shaw, "the only researcher allowed inside some of the country's state youth prisons to conduct four-year interviews of children who killed,” brings, based on his professional case files, this novel featuring teenage Candela McQueen. Candela gets her life back together in state youth prison and emerges as an adult parolee to become lead singer of the hip-hop group JEZEBEL, and an international mega-celebrity. Her fan base, the "Great Dame Fan Club," is enormous. Diva Candela McQueen's thrilling and powerful story is an odyssey from love, trust, lust, money and betrayal, to forgiveness and redemption, as she overcomes one obstacle after another and keeps her eyes on the prize, winning against the odds.
    James E. Shaw, PhD
    A groundbreaking book by the leading authority in the field of adolescent violence, written for parents and educators.
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    Riki Ellison
    Founder & Chairman
    515 King Street Suite 320
    Alexandria VA 22314
    phone: 703-299-0060
    fax: 703-299-0132
    Riki Ellison, one of the top Missile Defense Experts in the World, is Founder and Chairman of MDAA. He received his degree from the University of Southern California, including a Certificate in Defense and Strategic Studies. Mr. Ellison has more than twenty five years of experience as an advocate for the Deployment and Development of a Missile Defense System for missiles of all ranges. He has become an expert on the issue and is the Premier Spokesperson on the Nation’s Missile Defense Program.

    Mr. Ellison was hired by the United Missile Defense Company in 1997, and was responsible for marketing and the business development for the lead systems integrator of the National Missile Defense System which was a requirement of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization.

    During the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, in 2001, Ellison founded and developed the business strategy that would later become Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in conjunction with the United States withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty and the decision by the President of the United States to deploy missile defense systems.

    Mr. Ellison is a former NFL Football Player and three-time Super Bowl Champion who is a seasoned Public Speaker on the topics of Missile Defense, Defense, Football and Motivation.
    Today's missile, rocket, and mortar threats to our armed forces deployed throughout the middle East are severe and growing.

    Missile Defense defends and protects our nation, our deployed military forces and our allies against current and future proliferating missile threats from hostile countries and entities.

    2/11/2011 · Security
    The number one priority for ballistic missile defense as stated and outlined clearly by President Barack Obama is the defense of the United States homeland.

    The United States Navy is the strongest proponent for the global missile defense mission amongst the branches of the U.S. military. Out of the Navy's core missions only the attack air strike and strategic nuclear capability does not involve missile defense.

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    David Rose
    Lieutenant, Retired
    12410 Erin Drive
    Auburn CA 95603
    phone: 530-305-8035
    fax: 530-823-3660
    Lt. Dave Rose retired from the Placer County Sheriff's Office, California, after 25 plus years of service, 28 plus total law enforcement experience. He is a court certified expert witness in Use of Force, Police Practices, Jail Procedures, Electronic Control Devices, Impact Weapon Markings, Training, Deadly Weapons, OC and Handcuffing. Mr. Rose provides tactical training to law enforcement, military, and security personnel. His specialization is in defensive tactics, arrest control techniques, impact weapons and firearms.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Arrest Control Techniques
  • Impact Weapons
  • Firearms
  • Less Lethal Munitions
  • Special Weapons and Tactics
  • Incident Command
  • Response to WMD
  • Crowd Control / Civil Disorder
  • Active Shooter Response
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    James Gannalo
    P.O.Box 367
    Brooklyn NY 11228
    phone: 718-236-7616
    fax: 718-621-4734
    James Gannalo is a former NYPD Detective and Forensic Consultant with twenty-three years experience in Firearms Identification. He has assisted attorneys and law enforcement agencies with hundreds of firearms related criminal and civil casework in addition to training dozens of individuals in firearms operability and microscopic analysis of ballistics evidence. He has testified as an expert witness in six hundred trials since 1989.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Firearms Operability Examination
  • Microscopic Analysis of Ballistic Evidence
  • Shooting Incident Reconstruction
  • Laser Trajectory Analysis of Bullet Paths
  • Gunshot Residue Distance Determination
  • Operability and Microscopic Report Review and Evaluation
  • Trial Preparation and Presentation
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Witness Interviews and Witness Statement Evaluation
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    Craig R. Sawyer
    Firearms Expert
    Tucson AZ 85704
    phone: 520-390-2307
    Craig W. Sawyer is a Ballistics and Firearms specialist with decades of experience serving as a Marine veteran, former Navy SEAL, sniper, and combat instructor.

    Mr. Sawyer began his military career with the U.S. Marine Corps, but switched to the U.S. Navy to pursue a career in special operations as a Navy SEAL graduating from the Basic Underwater Demolition (BUD)/Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) training class 149 and serving in SEAL Team ONE. He then went on to the Naval Special Warfare Development Group.

    After his military career, Mr. Sawyer has run specialized teams to provide security to politicians and dignitaries including Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Donald Rumsfeld, and John Negroponte. He also serves as a leading on-air consultant for media outlets including CNN, Fox News, CBS Evening News, MSNBC w/the Director of the CIA, The Today Show, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fox & Friends, and many others.

    Litigation Support - Throughout his career, Mr. Sawyer has become an expert in several military and combat disciplines like shooting; counter-terrorism; surveillance and counter-surveillance; climbing; criminal investigation; parachuting; and hand-to-hand combat, among others.

    He currently provides Ballistics and Forearms expertise to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has served as an Expert Witness and Consultant on capital murder cases in Arizona and Alaska, including testimony from the witness stand in the courtroom.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Gun Accidents
    • Firearms Safety
    • Gun Handling Procedures
    • Ejection Patterns - Trajectory
    • Proximity Testing
    • Gunshot Evidence
    • Special Operations
  • Homicide
  • Police Use of Force
  • Self-Defense
  • Small Arms
  • Rifles
  • Pistols
  • Machine Guns
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    Roy G. Taylor
    9650 Strickland Rd., Suite 103-176
    Raleigh NC 27615
    phone: 919-697-1995
    Roy G. Taylor is a Criminal Justice and Security Consultant with over 35 years of experience in a wide-range of federal, state, local, and private criminal justice positions. Mr. Taylor specializes in Police Practices and Procedures and Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

    Current Positions:
    • Chief of Police Blue Ridge Public Safety (2014)
    • President/CEO Signal 88 Security of Charlotte (2012)
    • President/CEO Capitol Special Patrol (2012)
    • Chief of Police Capitol Special Police (2002)
    • Major(P) – Provost Marshal, Army National Guard (2000)
    • Antiterrorism / Emergency Management Branch Chief DoD (2007)
    • Provost Marshal Joint Civil Support Task Force, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2014)
    Litigation Support - Mr. Taylor is called upon to analyze cases from both defense and plaintiff perspectives. His services include case review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Police Standards & Practices
    • Use of Force & Deadly Force
    • Electronic Control Devices
    • Standards of Conduct
    • High Speed Vehicle Pursuits & Chases
    • Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures
  • Failure to Train
  • Law Enforcement Malpractice
  • Failure to Supervise
  • Violations of §1983 Civil Rights
  • Personnel Selection & Retention
  • Police K-9
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