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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
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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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    Dennis Root
    Principal
    PO Box 426
    Port Salerno FL 34992
    USA
    phone: 772-872-6048
    fax: 772-324-8149
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    Dennis Root Law Enforcement Expert PhotoDennis Root is a renowned Law Enforcement Trainer and nationally recognized Police Practices and Procedures Expert.

    Mr. Root's primary focus is the Use of Force by law enforcement and for self-defense. His area of expertise has him working force cases across the United States and he has appeared on CNN, HLN, and many national and local news media programs. He also served as the use of force expert during the well-publicized cases involving George Zimmerman (FL) and Micah LeMaster (WV).

    Mr. Root has a law enforcement career that spans more than 27 years. His full-time law enforcement service began with the City of Riviera Beach in 1989 and continued until he resigned from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in 2011. After leaving the Sheriff’s Office, he accepted a part-time position with the Town of Palm Beach Shores Police Department and served as the Director of Internal Affairs and Training.

    During his law enforcement career, Mr. Root's duty assignments have included Road Patrol, Traffic, Detective, Training, Canine, Internal Affairs, and Program Commander of the Sanctions Enforcement Unit of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office JOTC. He also served as the use of force specialist for the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dennis Root is part of a panel of guests on the Anderson Cooper Show discussing the shooting death of an individual with mental health issues.

    Litigation Support - Since leaving full time law enforcement, Mr. Root founded Dennis Root & Associates, which handles cases in both State and Federal court. In addition to his extensive background in use of force and self-defense, he has also been judicially recognized as an expert witness in DUI enforcement and investigations.

    Mr. Root's vast law enforcement experience empowers him with a keen insight into the complexities of the cases being brought before these courts. He has earned a solid reputation for remaining neutral and conducts independent reviews of investigations conducted by law enforcement Internal Affairs Divisions. Mr. Root believes in transparency and accountability and he is willing to hold organizations accountable for their actions in the same way he applies the law to the individual.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Police Practices and Procedures
    • Self Defense
    • Police Training Standards
    • Police Use of Force
    • Individual Use of Force / Personal Safety
    • Deadly Force
    • Excessive Force
    • Canine Applications
    • O.C. Aerosol Sprays
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Arrest, Control, and Restraint
  • Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEW)
  • Firearms
  • Handcuffing
  • Police Investigations
  • Officer Involved Shooting
  • Impact Weapons
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    Dr. Philip P. Hayden, EdD
    Federal Law Enforcement Consultant
    11602 Stonewall Jackson Drive
    Spotslyvania VA 22551
    USA
    phone: 540-972-7658
    fax: (540) 972-7659
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    Philip HaydenDr. Philip Hayden, EdD, retired Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI, has been certified as an Expert Witness, in both State and Federal courts, in the areas of Use of Force, Law Enforcement Tactics and Training, and Mental Mindset during high-risk situations. Dr. Hayden's background and level of expertise are unlike anyone else's in the Police Use of Force / Special Tactics Expert Witness arena. As a Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in multiple major metropolitan areas, he has participated in several hundred arrests of violent criminals.

    As a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Academy for more than 15 years, Dr. Hayden designed, developed, and implemented the Law Enforcement Training for Safety and Survival Sub-Unit program. As a tactical instructor he has written dozens of articles and instruction manuals for the FBI, such as the implementation of the FBI Deadly Force Policy for Federal Violent Crimes Task Forces, How to Conduct High-Risk Arrests, and Safe Apprehension of Dangerous Criminals.

    Dr. Hayden has testified as an Expert Witness and has been deposed in both criminal and civil cases. He has consulted on cases with the following:
    • U.S. Attorney’s Offices in New York City, NY; District of New Jersey; Washington, DC; El Paso, TX; Portland, OR; Alexandria, VA; Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • State Attorney’s Offices for the cities of Lafayette, LA; Miami–Dade and Sarasota, FL; Wilmington, DE
    • County Attorney’s Office for Prince Georges County, MD; City Attorney’s Office for Trumbull, CT
    • Defense and Plaintiff Attorneys in Richmond, VA; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Las Vegas, NV; Denver, CO; Kansas City, KS; Pasadena, TX; Birmingham, AL; Minneapolis, MN; Virginia Beach, VA; Lynchburg, VA; Virgin Islands
    • Swedish Defense Ministry in Stockholm, Sweden
    Dr. Hayden has been certified by the FBI as an instructor in Tactical Concepts for:
    • Police Use of Force
    • Law Enforcement Tactics
    • Police Tactical Training
    • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  • High Risk Arrests
  • Use of Electronic Control Devices
  • Tactical Rappelling
  • Helicopter Tactical Operations
  • Military Awards & Honors - Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, Conspicuous Service Cross, Army Commendation for Valor, Bronze Star for Valor, Distinguished Service Cross

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    PhD, CMI-V, CFA, CLS
    Martinelli & Associates: Justice & Forensic Consultants, Inc.
    125 Richter Avenue
    Boerne, TX 78006
    CA,TX USA
    phone: 951-719-1450
    fax: 951-501-2952
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    Dr. Ron Martinelli, is a nationally renowned forensic criminologist and a federal/state courts qualified law enforcement and premises liability expert who is also a Certified Medical Investigator (physician's level) accredited by the MO State Medical Association. Dr. Martinelli directs the nation's only Forensic Death Investigations & Independent Review Team and specializes in officer-involved death cases, civilian self-defense shooting cases and premises liability/security cases.

    Dr. Martinelli is a forensic/law enforcement expert to the U.S. Department of Justice, several State Attorney Generals' Offices, numerous major municipalities and nationally prominent private law firms specializing in wrongful death, civil rights and premises liability.

    Dr. Martinelli is the prevailing expert in over 90% of his retained cases. He has saved defendants over $200M and earned plaintiffs over $60 million in jury verdicts and settlements since 2004. He is the media's go-to forensic expert for FOX News, One America News Network, CNN, HLN, Sky News, BBC, NPR, and the History & Discovery Channels. Dr. Martinelli is skilled in crime scene reconstruction, forensics, applied sciences and psycho-medical emergencies. His unique and extensive field experience, combined his academic and scientific credentials, excellent written reports and persuasive testimony, make him a very appealing expert to attorneys and juries alike.

    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.
    Officers throughout the United States and perhaps internationally have heard use of force instructors discuss the "21 Foot Rule" during their officer safety, firearms and deadly force training. As both a use of force instructor and practicing forensic police practices expert, I have also trained and testified to this concept myself.

    On a hot July day, fire and police are called to the home of a 55 year old man suffering from heat stroke. Police arrive first and find the man sitting on a bench in his front yard. When the officers approach the man and ask him to give them his cane, he becomes agitated and non-compliant. One officer suddenly grabs the cane away from the man, who screams and suddenly stands up. The man is tased, taken to the ground, beaten and handcuffed. He is transported to the hospital where ER physicians confirm a diagnosis of heat stroke. The man has no criminal history. He sustains numerous moderate injuries which keep him from returning to work for several weeks. The officers and agency are sued and settle out of court.

    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.

    Dr. Ron Martinelli
    A facts-based introduction to the controversial and militant Black Lives Matter political organization and movement written by a nationally renowned forensic criminologist who has been involved in many of the nation's most publicized police-involved death cases. Learn about the movement's founders, ideology, funding sources, surrogates, radical goals and objectives to disenfranchise law enforcement and usurp the rule of democratic law. Several infamous police death cases forensically explained and numerous false narratives of the movement are factually destroyed with explanations of the actual circumstances. This is a powerful, vetted "go to" reference source for researchers, the media, law enforcement and those interested in this radical movement.
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    Robert T. Johnson
    Lt. Colonel (R)
    Palos Heights IL 60463
    USA
    phone: 708-217-8872
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    Robert T. Johnson is a Law Enforcement Veteran with 32 years of active service. As a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Illinois State Police, Mr. Johnson continues to serve as a private consultant and expert witness regarding Law Enforcement Policies and Practices most frequently for Use of Force and Police Pursuits but has also testified regarding other police policy & practices issues. He also conducts Sensitive Internal Investigations as an independent investigator for municipalities regarding allegations of Police Misconduct. Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in Police Administration, Management and Supervision, Criminal Investigations, Use of Force and Officer Invoved Shooting Investigations,Patrol Procedures, Complaint/Internal Investigations and Task Force Operations.

    Robert Johnson has been qualified as an expert witness in state and federal court. He has consulted and testified for numerous police agencies as well as plaintiffs in litigation regarding the use of force/deadly force, pursuits, emergency vehicle response, and other policy issues. Mr. Johnson has been retained as an expert in well over 100 cases and has testified at several civil trials, State & Federal. Areas of Expertise:
    • Agency Policies, Practices and Customs
    • Batons, Flashlights and other Impact Weapons
    • Chemical Irritants & Electrical Weapons
    • Deadly Force; Shooting Avoidance and Alternatives
    • Employee Dishonesty Investigations
    • Neck Restraints and Similar Defensive Tactics
    • Positional Restraint Asphyxia
    • Prisoner Transport, Restraints, Handcuffing and Hog-tying
    • Retention of a Known Unfit Employee or Negligent Entrustment of a Weapon
    • Search and Seizure
    • Standards for Discipline, Internal Affairs Procedures, (In)Adequate Punishment
    • Use/Protection of Confidential Informants
    • Vehicle Pursuit & Emergency Response Policies & Techniques
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    Harry C. McCann
    6504 S. Central Ave.
    Sea Isle City NJ 08243
    USA
    phone: 215-460-0398
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    Harry C. McCann, MPA, is recognized as an expert in Policy, Procedure, and Training by the Federal Courts in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Northern District of Georgia and has provided consultation services to law firms, police departments, correctional institutions, and municipalities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Maryland, Georgia and Delaware in the areas of the use of force, in custody death claims, special response teams, arrest procedures, Tasers, training and legal issues.

    Background Experience - Throughout his law enforcement career, Mr. McCann has been responsible for the writing and implementation of policy and procedure relating to the Use of Force, Emergency Procedures, Prison Rape Elimination Act, Special Response Team protocols, Staff Training Lesson Plans and Development, Patrol Procedures, and Legal Issues. As the prior Director of Law Enforcement / Police Training in Bucks County (PA), the fourth largest county in Pennsylvania, he has been responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementation training programs to approximately 800 police officers representing 42 police departments.

    Litigation Support - With 37 years of law enforcement expertise in the federal, state and county level, Harry McCann offers a unique perspective of knowledge and expertise in all facets of training, policy, procedure, and case review. He has provided either expert testimony or reports to clients in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Maryland, Georgia and Delaware.

    Mr. McCann has continually demonstrated his ability to evaluate the issues and present himself in a clear, concise, thorough, and professional manner. His preparation has been acknowledged among his peers and has been honed by 35 years of college teaching and staff development instruction. He offers guidance and expert reports in matters dealing with:
    • Correctional / Police Practices and Procedures
    • Police, Correctional, Court Document Interpretation
    • Use of Force
    • Training Issues and Standards
    • DUI Checkpoint Operations
    • Wrongful Imprisonment and False Arrest
    • Emergency Procedures
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    Dr. Michael D. Lyman
    3703 Hunter Valley Dr.
    Columbia MO 65203
    USA
    phone: 573-268-4224
    Dr. Michael Lyman specializes in Police Practices and Procedure and has extensive knowledge of National Policing Guidelines and Standards. He has over 40 years of experience as a senior criminal investigator, certified police trainer and a Professor of Criminal Justice. Dr. Lyman has been retained in over 35 states (including Canada and Australia) as a Police Procedures Expert and will consider cases for both plaintiff and defense. He is the Author of six nationally recognized books on police procedure.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Use of Force
    • Investigative Process
    • Police Pursuits
    • Police Policy
    • Training and Operational Issues
    • Management & Supervision Issues
    • Plainclothes and Undercover Operations
    Services Include:
    • Case Evaluation and Incident Reconstruction
    • Written Opinion Reports
    • Testimony in Depositions, Hearings and Trial
    Published Books: Dr. Lyman has a twenty-eight (28) year publishing record in police practices & procedure. His books are currently used by some of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities and are often used as training materials for law enforcement organizations

    Fee schedule & CV available upon request.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    Written by a nationally recognized expert in criminal investigation and police procedure, this edition clearly and thoughtfully explains the fundamentals of criminal investigation and forensic science as practiced by police investigators across the nation. The text explores new and emerging techniques in forensic science and how they interface with evidence collection in the field and evidence analysis in the laboratory.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    Presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    This book explores the principles of policing and introduces readers to the history, administration, and day-to-day practices of the police in the United States. Offering a balanced perspective, it provides readers with the basic framework for understanding contemporary police issues and discusses the myths and preconceptions commonly associated with the profession. This edition includes a new chapter on police culture, a new chapter on police liability, and information on how police work interfaces with forensic science and modern technology.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD, Gary W. Potter
    This work focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decisionmaking within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Broken into three sections: Understanding the Problem, Gangs and Drugs, and Fighting Back, topics covered include the business of drugs and the role of organized crime in the drug trade, drug legalization and decriminalization, legal and law enforcement strategies, an analysis of the socialization process of drug use and abuse, and a historical discussion of drug abuse that puts the contemporary drug problem into perspective.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    Criminal investigation is a dynamic endeavor impacted by changes in human nature, statutory and constitutional laws, and methods of operation. New challenges are constantly posed for the investigator and the investigation of drug offenses is no exception. This new edition of the bestselling Practical Drug Enforcement provides a thoroughly revised and updated guide to the contemporary aspects of covert criminal investigations and the management of the drug enforcement unit itself.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD, Gary W. Potter
    Dispelling current myths regarding organized crime, Lyman and Potter’s fourth edition reveals a truer picture of organized crime and criminal activity today. Providing scholarly treatment and a social perspective, the authors explore the concept of organized crime, the historical foundation for its evolution and development, and the current status of criminal groups in today’s society.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD, Gary W. Potter
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    This enlightening book removes the mystique and misunderstanding surrounding police work, exploring the principles of policing and introducing readers to the day-to-day practices of these dedicated professionals.
    Michael D. Lyman, PhD
    A comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of criminal investigation, including documentation, suspect identification, report writing, techniques in crime detection, criminal apprehension and prosecution, collection and use of information.
    Michael D. Lyman, Gary W. Potter
    This book provides a comprehensive overview of organized crime -- its definition, theories that explain it, its businesses, history, participants (both domestic and foreign groups), political and corporate alliances, and methods for controlling it.
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    David W. O'Laughlin
    Director of Training &Use of Force Expert
    125 HMS Stayner Drive
    Hingham MA 02043
    USA
    phone: 617-212-8850
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    David W. O`Laughlin is an experienced, innovative leader in the world of Law Enforcement Training. Having been directly involved in the training of police officers for more than 35 years, he has obtained certifications in a multitude of disciplines and has become a Master Use of Force Instructor and Force Science Analyst.

    Mr. O'Laughlin has recently retired from the Brookline Police Department. As President of the Massachusetts Police Training Officers Association, he was appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council by Governor Weld and later appointed to the Committee for Law Enforcement Training and Education by Governor Romney.

    As Director of Training for MPI, Mr. O'Laughlin oversees the development and implementation of all training programs and other interests produced by MPI. He is a certified expert in the Use of Force and is a recognized consultant in that discipline.

    Litigation Support: David W. O'Laughlin provides expert incident analysis and testifies in both court and deposition in matters of police use of force, up to and including deadly force. His services are available to police agencies, insurance companies, and attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Use of Force
    • Deadly Force
  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Police Practices & Procedures
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    Richard P. Lichten, CLS, (Lt. Ret.)
    Police & Jail Procedures
    24355 Creekside Road
    #801884
    Santa Clarita CA 91380
    USA
    phone: 661-406-7258
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    Richard Lichten Police Policy Procedure Expert PhotoRichard P. Lichten, CLS, (Lt. Ret.), has over 30 years of experience within Law Enforcement. He has expertise in Administrative, Tactical, and Policy and Procedural Areas of Law Enforcement and specializes in many areas of Police and Jail Procedures, including the Use of Force (lethal and less lethal), use of the TASER, and jail suicide and jail medical cases, just to name a few. Mr. Lichten continues to seek out and attend training to further his expertise. In April 2017, the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) certified Mr. Lichten as an Arrest-Related and In-Custody Death Investigative Specialist.

    Mr. Lichten has commanded responses to over 100 large jail riots involving up to 2,000 inmates and led many forced cell removals. He has lectured in other states on the handling of jail riots and forced cell removals. He has expertise in jail medical care policies and procedures as well as expertise in jail suicide prevention. Mr. Lichten lectures to investigator groups and attorney groups on use of force issues. He has conducted investigations in over 2,000 use of force cases (in patrol and jails), and conducted over 1,000 personnel / citizen/ inmate complaint investigations in both patrol and jails.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Lichten has provided expert testimony in Federal and Superior Courts in a number of states. He has consulted on officer involved shooting cases, use of force cases, and other patrol and jail procedure civil litigation cases for both defense and plaintiff counsel. His services include case review an consultation and officer agency actions in regards to policy and procedures of generally accepted practices.

    Primary Areas of Expertise:
    • Use of Force in Patrol and in Jails
    • De-escalation Techniques
    • Incidents involving the Mentally Ill
    • Vehicle and Foot Pursuits
    • Emergency Code 3 Driving
  • Handcuffing Injuries
  • Officer-involved Shootings
  • General Patrol Tactics and Police Practices
  • Use of TASER and Pepper Spray
  • Citizen v. Citizen Self-defense Cases
  • Jail Areas of Expertise:
    • Jail / Prison Suicide
    • Jail Medical Care
    • Inmate Culture
    • Jail-made Weapons (Shanks)
  • Jail Food Service
  • Inmate Safety Checks
  • Possession of Narcotics
  • Inmate Housing
  • Medical care in a jail setting is a very specific and unique situation not faced elsewhere because both the correctional staff (guards, deputies, officers, etc.) and the jail medical staff have duties and responsibilities that by the nature of the in-custody setting overlap.

    For some time now, the news media has inundated the public with stories of prison underfunding, poor prison health care, and the possibility of California releasing thousands of prison inmates to ease overcrowding. Additionally, two major prison riots were reported. One riot was in California and one in Kentucky. Numerous prisoners were injured and millions of dollars in damage was done during both riots. The news reported that prison overcrowding was to blame in each case.

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    Michael S. D'Angelo, CPP
    Principal & Lead Consultant
    20160 SW 89 Court
    Miami Florida 33189
    USA
    phone: 786-444-1109
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    Michael S. D’Angelo, CPP, is the Lead Consultant and Principal for Secure Direction Consulting, LLC. He has been in the Public Safety and Private Security industries for over 25 years.

    Background - Before transitioning into security management, Mr. D’Angelo was a Police Captain, serving 20+ years with the South Miami Florida Police Department. During his law enforcement career, he served in a variety of specialized units and gained significant managerial experience as a supervisor, middle manager, and senior commanding officer.

    Upon transitioning to the private security profession, Mr. D’Angelo was hired as the Corporate Security Manager for Baptist Health South Florida where he served as an internal consultant for security and emergency preparedness to six hospitals and a multitude of outpatient/non- hospital facilities.

    Mr. D'Angelo sat for the Certified Protection Professional exam, and in September of 2012 received his board certification in security management. Expanding his expertise in the healthcare sector, he went on to achieve both the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional designations.

    Litigation Support - Michael S. D’Angelo has over 20 years of experience in court and legal proceedings, both civil and criminal. He provides Forensic Litigation Support for cases involving Security and Law Enforcement. Mr. D'Angelo's services include case review, expert testimony, and consultation on security standards and best practices.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Physical Security
    • Premises Liability / Negligence
    • Healthcare Security
    • Victims of Violent Crimes
    • Officer Compliance
  • Officer Policy and Procedure
  • High Liability Policies
  • Officer Misconduct
  • Use of Force
  • Internal Reviews
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    Michael S. D'Angelo
    Former police and military personnel possess attractive skill sets for the private security industry; however, the transition to the corporate arena is not without challenges. Competition for these jobs is fierce. Many candidates possess degrees in security management?some having spent their entire professional careers in private security. From Police to Security Professional: A Guide to a Successful Career Transition provides tips on overcoming the inherent obstacles law enforcement professionals face in making the switch and supplies a practical roadmap for entry into the private security world.
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    Walter P. Signorelli, Esq.
    2020 Maple Hill St.
    #1255
    Yorktown Heights NY 10598
    USA
    phone: 914-245-5904
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    Walter P. Signorelli, Esq., has over 30 years of experience in the field of Police Policy and Procedure and Police Liability.

    Background - During his tenure in the NYPD, Mr. Signorelli held the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Inspector, and Inspector, and served in numerous capacities. In these positions, he conducted or supervised 1,000s of undercover and overt investigations, applications for warrants, the execution of warrants, and arrests. He has also been responsible for the supervision of undercover training, and oversaw activities at the High-Intensity-Drug-Trafficking-Area (HIDTA) training center.

    Regarding vehicle-related issues, Mr. Signorelli conducted or supervised numerous investigations of vehicle accidents, police emergency vehicles accidents, police vehicle pursuits, and was a member of various Accident Review Boards. His experience also includes responding to hostage situations, barricaded suspect situations, emotionally disturbed persons, and any police-related shootings.

    Mr. Signorelli is currently a practicing attorney, an adjunct professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an author. He has published three books: The Crisis of Police Liability Lawsuits, 2006; The Constable Has Blundered, 2010 (Carolina Academic Press); Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence, 2011 (Taylor&Francis, CRC Press).

    Litigation Support - Walter Signorelli has been retained as a consultant by both plaintiffs and defense in a number of police liability cases, and has testified as a police procedures expert in both State and Federal courts. He has been prociding expert witness services for over 17 years.

    Mr. Signorelli has been retained as an expert approximately 150 times and testified before an arbitrator approximately 25 times. His areas of expertise include:
    • Deadly Force / Excessive Force
    • Drug Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    Constitutional principles are the foundation upon which substantive criminal law, criminal procedure law, and evidence laws rely. The concepts of due process, legality, specificity, notice, equality, and fairness are intrinsic to these three disciplines, and a firm understanding of their implications is necessary for a thorough comprehension of the topic. This book examines the tensions produced by balancing the ideals of individual liberty embodied in the Constitution against society’s need to enforce criminal laws as a means of achieving social control, order, and safety.
    Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    This book examines and explains how the exclusionary rule undermines the purposes of the criminal justice system, increases crime rates, dispenses unequal justice, and encourages police corruption. Professor Signorelli uses concrete examples and cases to demonstrate the connections between the rule and its problematic consequences. The book explains how unequal treatment of defendants, denial of justice to crime victims, and perjury by police officers to circumvent the rule taint the criminal justice system, and how a tainted justice system spreads ill effects throughout society.
    Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    This book illustrates how and why attorneys are winning an increasing number of unwarranted lawsuits against the police. This concise and practical guide discusses how these lawsuits have negatively impacted police morale and effectiveness, and how police departments both small and large can work to reverse this dangerous trend.
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    Roy G. Taylor
    P.O. Box 266
    Newberry SC 29108
    USA
    phone: 919-697-1995
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    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)
    • Lt. Colonel – 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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    Emanuel Kapelsohn, JD
    President
    1771 Creekview Dr.
    Fogelsville PA 18051
    USA
    phone: 484-504-1345 or (c) 610-360-7053
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    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.
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    Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC
    President
    Post Office Box 5909
    Kent WA 98064-5909
    United States of America
    phone: (253) 852-7000
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    Michael J. Canaan, CPP CFLC is a Forensic Security Management Expert Witness with over 38 years of experience in Military and Civil Law Enforcement, Corporate and Private Investigation professions. He has conducted investigative, security risk and threat assessment services throughout North America, to include Alaska and Canada, as well as, several countries in Central and South America for individuals and corporations in residences, educational settings, on corporate campuses, and large venue events.

    Mr. Canaan provides forensic security management expert services in three categories:

    SECURITY: premises liability; inadequate security; negligent hiring and retention; inadequate supervision and training; excessive or improper use-of-force; foreseeability; security policies and procedures; targeted violence mitigation and violence risk management; executive protection.

    DETECTION CANINE OPERATIONS: methodology; deployment; training.

    INVESTIGATIONS: internal investigations; employee misconduct; due diligence; stalking; threat analysis; surveillance; covert video; personal injury and worker’s compensation insurance fraud.

    In June 1997, the American Society for Industrial Security awarded Mr. Canaan the security profession's highest recognition of practitioners, the Certified Protection Professional. This Board Certification in Security Management is based upon experience and passage of examination that provides an objective measure of an individual's broad-based knowledge and competency in security management.

    In July 2015, Mr. Canaan was awarded the Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant credential by the Forensic Expert Witness Association denoting that he has met the eligibility criteria in the completion of numerous educational courses in the subjects of forensic analysis, ethics, testimony, litigation consulting and expert witnessing.

    Since 1991, Mr. Canaan has served as President of Trident Investigative Service, Inc. He is a former Washington Certified Police Officer and Narcotics Detector Dog Handler.

    Mr. Canaan is certified instructor in related disciplines and maintain active membership in numerous professional associations. BA in Criminal Justice.

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