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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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    Chris Sajnog
    Firearms Safety & Tactics Consultant
    9921 Carmel Mountain Road, #556
    San Diego CA 92129
    phone: 619-818-8862
    Chris Sajnog Firearms Safety Expert PhotoChris Sajnog has a distinguished Special Operations military career operating worldwide in combat environments with numerous US and foreign Special Operations Forces. A retired Navy SEAL, Mr. Sajnog is an expert in education and training, team building and leadership, curriculum management, organization development, and performance improvement. He has traveled to, lived in, and/or worked throughout the United States and in more than 30 countries worldwide.

    Mr. Sajnog is a proven Naval Special Warfare leader with a track record of success. His experience includes Special Operations sniper, Advanced Special Operator (ASOT LV II), and combat medic (18D) deployed worldwide in support of numerous highly classified operations. Mr. Sajnog is a Master training specialist and department head for SEAL Recon-Sniper Training and SEAL Qualification Training’s Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC) with current Top Secret (SCI) clearance.

    A successful Navy SEAL, Mr. Sajnog understands the value of teamwork, how to excel where others have failed, and to never quit until the mission is finished. He has taken the years of being forged into an elite warrior and team leader with him into civilian life and understands the power that hard work and dedication have on the success of any operation.

    Mr. Sajnog offers Litigation Support Services to government agencies and attorneys representing Plaintiff and Defense. Offering elite level Weapons and Tactics Training to military, paramilitary, law enforcement and civilian consumers, he is particularly well-suited for cases involving:
    • Firearms Safety
    • Firearms Instruction / Training Accidents
    • Security Issues
    • Combat Medics
    • Combat Recruiting
    • Special Operations Program Development
    • Government / Military Contracts
    • Master Training Specialist (MTS)
    • BUD/S (SEAL) Instructor
    • Advanced Training Instructor
    • High Risk Training Certification
    • Range Safety Officer (RSO)
    • Weapon Safety Instructor
    • Lead Sniper Instructor/Instructor-Trainer
  • Close Quarters Combat (CQC) Instructor
  • DOD and DHS Certified Firearms and Tactics Instructor
  • Curriculum Development Specialist (CDS)
  • California Certified Firearms Instructor
  • BSA Firearms Instructor
  • Paramedic Instructor
  • Top Secret Clearance (TS/SCI)
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    Chris Sajnog
    How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL is the first book to reveal the secret training methods of the most elite combat unit in the world, the US Navy SEALS. Recently we ve seen several top selling books from other Navy SEALS that have taken readers behind the secretive walls of the Naval Special Warfare community by describing some of their most secretive missions. Now, for the first time, you will learn the actual techniques these warriors use during these harrowing missions. Written by retired Navy SEAL firearms instructor, Chris Sajnog, How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL teaches you all the skills you need to shoot and survive in combat or any other high-stress situation. The book is a firearms instructional manual written for every level of firearms proficiency from beginner to expert and includes links to exclusive instructional videos showing you exactly how to perform the techniques.
    Chris Sajnog
    Fundamentals of Freestyle Goju Ryu is the first karate book to take the classroom to the student. There are hundreds of books about karate, but no other book gives the detail needed to accurately perform all katas in Goju-Ryu, from beginner to Black belt...until now! In this groundbreaking book, you will find chapters on the history of karate, basic techniques, and advancement requirements as well as step-by step instructions for every kata necessary to obtain your black belt.
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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
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  • 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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    Dr. James A. Williams, PhD
    1175 Marlkress Road,Box 2633
    Cherry Hill NJ 08034
    phone: 609-280-9787
    fax: 856-428-8649
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    Dr. James A. Williams provides Expert Consulting and Witness Services focusing on Law Enforcement Policy, Procedure and Training. He is Court Certified under the Daubert Challenges and a Retired USDOJ Chief of Organized Crime Task Forces Worldwide. He has over thirty (30) years of service experience working with such law enforcement entities as the US Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Burlington Township (NJ) Police Department. JA Williams, LLC has collaborated with local, state, national and international law enforcement agencies.

    Dr. Williams is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association and serves on the ABA Criminal Justice Committee. He is on faculty at Rowan University as an Adjunct Professor for Criminal Justice studies and is a Certified Forensic Expert on the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts at the American College of Forensic Examiners.

    Dr. Williams has extensive real life experience and expertise in the areas he is called upon to provide expert testimony. He is well versed in the expert witness and litigation support process as a whole. The team at J.A. Williams, LLC performs extensive research to support their testimony and prepare reports, and pride themselves on their professionalism and preparedness during testimony.

    Dr. Williams has been admitted in Federal Court, Camden NJ, by the honorable Robert B. Kugler, Judge, US District Court as a Police Expert in the specialties of Police Policy, Practices, and Procedures. He has met state and federal court standards of the Daubert Challenges. Of 48 cases in which Dr. Williams has offered opinions in the past four years, 30 received high profile attention. These included: 12 Police Misconduct, 9 Wrongful Death, 4 Excessive Use of Force, 2 False Arrest, 1 Wrongful Imprisonment (14 years), 1 Wrongful Shooting, and 1 Wrongful Arrest.

    Dr. Williams' Expert Opinions have been referenced and cited in State Appellate Court findings and decisions on Police Qualified Immunity. His services are offered to assist both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Wrongful Death
    • Wrongful Shooting / Misuse of Firearms
    • Excessive Use of Force
    • Wrongful Imprisonment
    • Police Misconduct
    • Civil Rights Violations
    Pro Bono Program

    JA Williams Associates believe strongly in the value of public service and has created a pro bono program to serve attorneys working on pro bono cases. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will only be facilitated through an assigned attorney.

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    Joanna L. Collins, MFS
    President/Investigative & Forensics Consultant
    20079 Stone Oak Pkwy
    Suite 1105-215
    San Antonio TX 78258
    phone: 210-858-5125
    fax: 830-438-4220
    Joanna Collins Forensics Expert PhotoJoanna L. Collins, MFS, is a proven forensic science and investigative professional over 17 years of federal counterintelligence, criminal investigations, and supervisory experience. She specializes in investigations, program management, policy development, crime scene management and processing, evidence handling, investigative consultation, and testimony in legal proceedings.

    A Special Agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Ms. Collins was accountable for identifying, exploiting, and neutralizing criminal, terrorist, and foreign intelligence threats in a 79 county area of responsibility. She currently oversees all aspects of AFOSI’s policy, training, and resource management for the worldwide delivery of forensic science support to major criminal, fraud, and counterintelligence investigations. She oversees compliance with DoD death investigations policies and serves on the Air Force Domestic Fatality Board. She is responsible for re-writing the entire crime scene manual and forensic program policy for use by 1,800+ agent force in major crime scene investigations.

    Ms. Collins is an active member and program chair with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A disabled veteran, she has Top Secret / SCI security clearance with current counterintelligence scope polygraph.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Medico-legal Death Investigations
    • Sexual Assaults
    • Child Physical and Sexual Abuse
  • Death Investigations (adult and child)
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Child Forensic Interviewing
  • Education: Master of Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University; Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas A&M University; Fellowship in Forensic Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner; Internships, Baltimore Medical Examiner's Office, MD; and Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, IL

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    Michael Levine
    Expert & Law Enforcement Consultant
    PO Box 533
    Stone Ridge NY 12484
    phone: 845-687-9642
    fax: 845-687-4916
    Michael LevineMichael Levine is one of the most decorated supervisory agents in the history of the Drug Enforcement Administration. A US Law Enforcement Procedure Expert, Mr. Levine has over 45 years of courtroom experience (civil & criminal) as a Trial consultant and Expert Witness, including 25 years of service with DEA, Customs, BATF, and the IRS Criminal Investigations Division.

    Mr. Levine's supervisory experience includes being in command of task force units combining officers of FBI, BATF, IRS, Customs, NYPD and other local police agencies. His demonstrably effective expert testimony has been accepted in excess of 300 occasions in federal, state, local and international courts in the areas listed below. Depending on the facts, he accepts both plaintiff and defense cases. Mr. Levine's testimony, affidavits and reports have also been used effectively in the civil defense of numerous police agencies including but not limited to New York Police Department, Steuben County Sheriffs Department, Homeland Security, Washington DC Hospital Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Sarasota Sheriffs Department, Elmira City Police Dept (and more). He has been reviewing Police Involved shootings for the Atlanta District Attorneys office, since 2008.

    Michael Levine's widely published articles and books include the New York Times & national best-sellers Deep Cover; The Big White Lie; and Fight Back, the community anti-drug plan recommended by the Clinton Administration Drug Policy Office, “BLIND MULES-FICTION OR FACT? and “The Weakest Link,” a paper based on Michael Levine’s presentation before the Defense Intelligence College, Southern Command, analyzing the devastating effect of unqualified management in law enforcement and military on public safety. While still serving as a DEA supervisory agent in 1988, he was the subject of A Random House/Times Books biography, Undercover, by Donald Goddard.

    Michael Levine is currently lecturing on Undercover Tactics and Informant Handling for the US State Department in Brazil.

    In 2012, (Japan v Goldstein) Michael Levine became the first US police procedural expert whose expert testimony was accepted by a Japanese court, in a blind mule defense case after which the defendant, Joel Goldstein was found Not Guilty on all charges.

    During Michael Levine’s Department of Justice service, he served as an OPR (Office of Professional Responsibility) Inspector during which time he was trained in the reliable methods of investigative file review in affixing management responsibility for operational failures; tactics which he has continued to use in the analysis of cases and the testimony related thereto.

    • Case analysis including the vital recommendations for Discovery
    • Assessing Management responsibility for operational failures as per his DOJ training in Office of Professional Responsibility, Reliable Methods of Investigative File Review
    • Investigations: Michael Levine is a licensed NYS Investigator with a staff of international investigators
    • Formulating cross-examination menus consistent with and complementary to expert testimony
    • Reports and Affidavits
    • Expert Testimony at Trial and Deposition
    Areas in which Michael Levine’s Expert Testimony has been accepted by Federal, State, local and foreign courts:
    • Affixing Management Responsibility for Operational and Tactical Failures (excessive use of force, abuse of authority, substandard oversight and supervision, etc) on the Basis of Reliable Methods of Investigative File Review
    • Undercover and Informant Entrapment
    • Police Involved Shooting
    • Use of Force
    • Financial Investigations(including money laundering)
    • Informant Handling
    • Consistency with Search for Truth Investigative Procedures
    • Undercover Tactics and Procedures
    • Smuggling Investigative Procedures including Blind Mules, (unwitting involvement in crime)
    • RICO (civil and criminal)
    • Complicated Conspiracy
    • Asset Forfeitures
    • Title III
    • Interviews and Interrogations
    • Crime Scene Analysis
    • Police Training; Narcotic Enforcement, Undercover and Informant Handling Tactics
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    Relying on data taken from 45 years of professional experience as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervisory agent, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) expert on undercover and informant handling procedures, trial consultant, expert witness, and police instructor, the author details the evolution of the Reverse Sting operation and its related informant-handling practices, from a once valuable and effective investigative tool to a headline grabbing scam that has severely damaged our system of justice by obliterating the entrapment defense and turning the Reverse Sting into a way to make money for criminal informants.

    12/20/2013 · Law Enforcement
    "Gentlemen, in this business, you're only as good as your rats."-Lecture on the Handling of Criminal Informants (CIs) from U.S. Treasury Law Enforcement Academy, August, 1965

    The rules governing the use of deadly force by law enforcement are as easy to understand as the rules for three-card monte but about as difficult to apply as brain surgery.

    Law enforcement agencies call them CIs (Cooperating Individuals, Confidential Informants, and/or Criminal Informants). Cops who use them call them stoolpigeons, stools, rats, chotas, etc. Intelligence agencies (Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA], etc.) call them "assets" or the more confusing "agents."

    On January 12, 2000, Gloria Cespedes-Cano and her teenaged daughter Sandra1 stepped through the doors of the LACSA (Costa Rican national airline) baggage department at John F. Kennedy International Airport and into a nightmare

    During my 25-year career in Law Enforcement, working for four Federal law enforcement agencies - IRS Intelligence, BATF, Customs and DEA - I never lost a prosecution case. Here's the "secret" to my success

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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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    Ken Cooper
    129 Wrentham Street
    Kingston NY 12401
    phone: 845-464-5214
    fax: 845-339-3440
    Ken Cooper is a Law Enforcement Training Coordinator and Director with over 30 years of experience in Security and Law Enforcement Training. The Founder and Director of Tactical Handgun Training of New York, Inc. (THT), a New York State certified security training academy, Mr. Cooper is a Use of Force and Firearms Expert. He is also the Director of Security at Bard College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts schools located in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

    Mr. Cooper's expertise was required on a number of cases including the high profile Amadou Diallo case in New York City in 1999 and the Sean Caroll defense team in this case. He has also been called for a number of cases dealing with excessive use of force and deadly physical force. He is available as an Expert Witness for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Rules of Engagement / Rules of Use of Force
    • Taser Instruction
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness
    • Tactical Low-Light Applications
    • Video Surveillance
    • Firearms Instructor
    • Reid Method of Interview Interrogation
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    Emanuel Kapelsohn, JD
    1771 Creekview Dr.
    Fogelsville PA 18051
    phone: 484-504-1345 or (c) 610-360-7053
    Emanuel Kapelsohn is an internationally recognized Firearms Training and Use of Force consultant who has instructed thousands of police and security officers, federal agents and others throughout the U.S. and abroad since 1980.

    A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, he is a practicing attorney in addition to his consulting work. A vice president of the Internat’l Assoc. of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, he is a certified in force science and shooting scene reconstruction, and as an instructor in numerous law enforcement disciplines. He is a featured presenter at national and international instructor conferences.

    Mr. Kapelsohn has authored over 130 published articles, is Associate Editor of "Standards & Practices Guide for Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors," and principal author of "Firearms Training Standards for Law Enforcement Personnel," and "Guidelines for Simulation Training Safety."

    He testifies as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts nationwide, and has testified by invitation before both houses of Congress.

    Testimony on the Following Subjects:
    • Gun Accidents
    • Firearms Safety
    • Gun Handling Procedures
    • Gun Storage
    • Firearms Design
    • Operability
    • Trajectories
    • Velocities
    • Ballistics
    • Ejection Patterns - Ricochets
    • Proximity Testing
    • Gunshot Evidence
  • Bullet Wounds
  • Reconstruction of Shooting Scenes
  • Bullet Penetration
  • Shooting Range Safety
  • Hunting Accidents
  • Holsters and other Shooting Products
  • Self Defense
  • Knives and other Weapons
  • Involuntary Muscular Contraction and Accidental Discharge
  • Police and Security Firearms Training
  • Tactics and Procedures
  • Use of Force
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    Emanuel Kapelsohn (Principal Author)
    This manual is designed to address and hopefully reduce, the tragic incidents of officer deaths in recent years which have occurred in role-playing and force-on-force training exercises. These are the most authoritative source of guidance available on simulation training safety.
    Emanuel Kapelsohn
    A guide to help every Police Agency set up and maintain a firearms program with suggestions on training and standards officers should be able to obtain.
    Emanuel Kapelsohn (Assoc. Ed.)
    This book is a must for any firearms program. As an outline of relevant knowledge for law enforcement firearms instructors, this Reference Guide is more than just a glossary of terms; besides a guide to nomenclature, it is an index to professional standards and practices, whose dissemination is at the heart of IALEFI's mission. It has three complementary functions, combining features of a glossary or dictionary, an encyclopedia, and a handbook.