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Roger W. Chappell
104 Clear Ridge Cove
Georgetown TEXAS (TX) 78628
USA
phone: 281-793-3455
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Roger Chappell Security Expert PhotoRoger W. Chappell, has over 25 years of experience in the Law Enforcement and Security industry. His experience allows him to assist attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense in determining whether or not minimum industry standards were met regarding premises liability. Additionally, he has a vast array of experience in criminal investigations.

Mr. Chappell has been summoned to testify as an Expert Witness in Texas District Courts on more than 20 occasions involving the following matters:
  • Premises Security Adequacy
  • Murder
  • Capital Murder
  • Felony Murder of a Police Officer
  • Aggravated Robbery
Experience - Mr. Chappell is a 9 year Marine Corps Veteran and 22 year retired police supervisor in Houston, Texas. He is also a former corporate security manager, police crime prevention specialist, detective supervisor, police training manager, and internal affairs sergeant. Mr. Chappell coordinated numerous security related functions at hotels, bars and night clubs, and apartments. He has handled large events during the Super Bowl, MLB All Stars, and NCAA Final Four events. He was also a hostage negotiator for over 12 years responsible for the safe resolution to highly stressful and violent events.

Education / Training: Roger Chappell has a masters degree in Criminal Justice Management from Sam Houston State University. He has over 3,000 hours of training relating to active shooter, homicide investigations, kidnappings, interviewing and interrogation, crime scene process, and mental health issues.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Security Guards Negligence
  • Bar & Nightclub Bouncers Issues
  • Use of Force
  • Investigations and Surveillance
  • Detention and Arrest by Security / Non-Security Personnel
  • Premises Security Issues / Adequacy
  • Security Management
  • Police Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Violence Issues
  • Unlicensed Security Activity
  • State and Local Regulatory Compliance
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    7/7/2015 · Security
    A report of shots fired at the Navy Yard in Washington, D. C. brought a huge response from law enforcement from all areas. The response was immediate and overwhelming. As it turns out, the report was false. The incident remains under investigation at the time of this writing.

    5/26/2015 · Security
    Coordinating security for corporate offices, hotels, apartments, convenience stores, and just about every other possible location can have its challenges. Coordinating security at major events, however, is especially challenging. This article will focus on some of the challenges I faced when coordinating security for several events and locations in Houston, Texas for Super Bowl XXXVI.

    Not long after I promoted to sergeant, I was training in a patrol division. I was riding with another sergeant when we received a call from two patrol officers. They were at an apartment complex and had chased a male into an apartment. They requested a supervisor go by with them. So, as part of my training, we went.

    I have read a number of books, studies, and court cases in my career to support the fact that eyewitness identification, by itself, is never sufficient enough to send a person to prison. This is not news. Over the past 20 years, more and more people are being exonerated for violent crimes due to DNA . This article is not to rehash old arguments. Instead, it is more of a reminder to investigators everywhere to not finalize a case, charge a person, and send them to prison based solely on an eyewitness' identification.

    3/26/2015 · Law Enforcement
    During my 22-year law enforcement career, I became involved in countless situations in which I personally dealt with people in mental health crisis. My first incident involved a Hispanic male armed with a pistol. I learned a significant amount from that single incident: so much, in fact, that I made the decision to join the Houston Police Department's Hostage Negotiation Team. The techniques I have learned over the years can be applicable to almost anyone, at any time, in just about any situation. In the following paragraphs, I will recount a few incidents in which I was involved and discuss the techniques used to end each the situation safely. Understand that this is not a specific "how-to guide" that may be applied to every situation. Instead, the use of these techniques will simply allow a person that becomes aware of a certain situation - to be able to attempt to stabilize the incident prior to first responders' arrival.

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    Ray Yepes
    Director of Forensics and Incident Response
    1205 Sam Bass Rd.
    Round Rock Texas 78681
    USA
    phone: 512-255-3700
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    Ray Yepes Security Expert PhotoRay Yepes, Director of Forensics and Incident Response at Cyber Defenses, Inc., has over 21 years of experience as a Security Professional and Criminal Investigations Examiner. In addition to many forensic industry certifications, Mr. Yepes is a Diplomate member of the American Board of Forensic Examiners and the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. He has been a licensed private investigator since 2006.

    As a security professional, Mr. Yepes has consulted, designed, maintained, and/or implemented security perimeters, network security architectures, and security policies for small, midsize, and large companies including Fortune 500, 200, 100, and 50 companies.

    As a criminal investigations examiner, Mr. Yepes has assisted and advised local and federal government agencies in national security matters and high profile criminal investigations. His first digital forensic investigation dates back to 1995 while assisting the FBI in a child pornography case.

    Mr. Yepes has conducted and managed numerous Cyber Security incidents, including but not limited to malware, phishing, password attacks, denial of service attacks (DoS), Man in the Middle attacks (MiTM), drive-by downloads, malvertising, rogue software, social media threats, advanced persistent threats (APT), and other incidents. In response, he has developed and executed information security strategies, advising business areas on security risks.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Yepes has conducted over 1,000 Digital Forensic Investigations ranging from complex white-collar schemes, to murder, and economic espionage. He has testified on Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, and eDiscovery matters in federal, state, and local courts. Mr. Yepes has served as board member, Treasurer, and Vice President for the Forensic Expert Witness Association (Houston Chapter) and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Network Forensics
    • Mobile Forensics
    • Vehicle Forensics
    • Computer Forensics
    • Firewall Appliance Forensics
    • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Industrial Espionage
  • Employment Disputes
  • Fraud / Forgery
  • Bankruptcy Investigations
  • Workplace Email / Internet Misuse
  • Regulatory Compliance
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    J. Patrick Murphy
    President
    30830 Raleigh Creek Dr
    Tomball TX 77375
    USA
    phone: 713-899-2402
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    J. Patrick Murphy has over 40 years of experience in Law nforcement, Security Management, and Corporate Loss Prevention. Mr. Murphy's background as a Fortune 50 company security director provides a strategic view of operations, security planning, and liability. His continuing education in the area of security case law and his unique approach to investigating cases make him a valuable Security Expert Witness to any litigation team. His hands on approach and advice during the discovery phase of the case can often be pivotal in determining the ultimate outcome.

    Mr. Murphy provides Security Expert Witness testimony for plaintiff or defense in a broad area of security liability. He specializes in Crime Analysis to establish Foreseeability and to determine the Reasonableness of security measures. Mr. Murphy has extensive litigation experience opposing Wal Mart. Plaintiff 60% Defendant 40%

    Areas of expertise:
    • Premises Liability and Inadequate Security - apartment communities, bars and Other adult Entertainment venues, malls and shopping centers, parking garages / lots, motel, restaurants
    • Retail Loss Prevention - hiring, training and supervision, false arrest, shoplifting, excessive use of force, death during apprehensions, false imprisonment, employee theft, wrongful termination in malls, and major retail settings
    • Bouncers, Bars, Nightclubs, and Security Guards - mall security, shopping center security, proprietary and contract security guards and off duty police
    • Insurance Casualty Claims - adequacy of security hardware such as burglar alarms, robbery alarms, closed circuit television (CCTV), fencing, fictitious pickups of goods and cargo theft at warehouses and distribution centers
    12/17/2013 · Security
    Authors note: I am a nightclub security expert witness. I've never worked in a bar. What qualifies me as an expert is my decades-long experience in security management. Security personnel are known under many different titles such as, most commonly, bouncers but they are also called ushers, greeters, door men, crowd control specialists, etc. The truth, however, is that there are basic tenants to any security program, regardless of business environment, and bars and nightclubs are no different with the exception of alcohol. Bouncer = Security.

    11/14/2012 · Security
    Employee theft is nearly 50% of the losses for retailers. It's a $600 Billion crime across the nation for all businesses and growing. Employers are sometimes reluctant to discuss this topic or even acknowledge its existence but to adopt that approach will lead to financial disaster.

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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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    Howard B. Wood
    2352 Tuscavilla Rd.
    Tallahassee FL 32312
    USA
    phone: 850-906-0516
    fax: 850-894-6494
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    Howard B. Wood, President of Securcorp, Inc., is a retired former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service. He spent over 27 years with the Secret Service. During the past 13 years, he has worked in the private sector as a security consultant and as an expert witness in Premises Liability and Negligent Security cases.

    Litigation Support - A security expert witness with over 35 years in the security industry, Mr. Wood has conducted over 100 Security Surveys and has testified over 1,000 times. He provides forensic security expert witness services, litigation support, security expert witness testimony, and security training to clients in the U.S. and overseas. His services also include witness location and interviews. Mr. Wood's expertise is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Premises Liability Expertise:
    • Buildings
    • Hotels
    • Banks
    • Apartment Complexes
    • Office Buildings
    • Cruise Liners and Ports
  • Parking Lots
  • Garages
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Security Guards
  • Shopping Malls
  • Association:
    • American Society for Industrial Security
    • Association of Former Special Agents of the U.S. Secret Service
    • Illumination Engineering Society of North America
    • National Associates of Legal Investigators
    CV Available Upon Request.

    View Howard Wood's Consulting Profile.