Beth A. Mohr, CFE, CFCS, CAMS, CCCI, MPA, PI, is a Law Enforcement / Police Misconduct expert with over 30 years of sworn and non-sworn investigative experience. Ms. Mohr is credentialed as a Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, and is one of fewer than 150 individuals who have been nationally certified as an expert law enforcement instructor. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Financial Crimes Specialist (CFCS) and a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (CCCI). She is also a Private Investigator licensed in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Ms. Mohr has testified as an expert in California, Ohio, Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona, and Washington state, in federal and state courts, on a variety of subjects, including police procedures, police misconduct, white collar crime, and fraud examinations. Ms. Mohr's qualifications as a police practices expert have been confirmed by the courts through a Daubert challenge, during which the courts specifically affirmed Ms. Mohr's expert qualifications in the areas of interviewing, interrogation, recanted and false confessions, investigative processes, vice, and human trafficking.
Ms. Mohr has written articles on the topic of police practices, including a forthcoming chapter entitled Skepticism, in the book The Art of the Investigation Revisited. In addition to articles for peer-reviewed publications, Ms. Mohr has written and taught dozens of law enforcement courses which have been approved for law enforcement credit, including California POST accreditation.
During her career with the San Diego Police Department, Ms. Mohr she was awarded three Commanding Officer’s Citations, which are the highest awards offered by the San Diego Police Department for investigative acumen, at the time. After retiring from the San Diego Police Department, she conducted death penalty mitigation investigations, and other complex felony investigations, including homicide and white-collar cases, for the Whatcom County, Washington, Public Defender’s Office. This includes conducting investigations of allegations of police misconduct for the City of Albuquerque Independent Review Office. Ms. Mohr recently chaired the City of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Board, a civilian board which was created as part of the US Department of Justice’s Consent Decree with the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department.
Ms. Mohr has taught courses on law enforcement topics including interviewing techniques, investigative ethics, evidence collection, financial and fraud investigations, and many other topics. Her ethics courses, investigative courses, and fraud courses are certified for law enforcement credit. Ms. Mohr is a POST Certified law enforcement instructor in California, and a Nationally Certified Law Enforcement Instructor.
Beth A. Mohr is available as a consulting or testifying expert anywhere in North America, as well as many international locations. She is neutral, fair, and her opinions are rooted in provable facts. She strives to balance her cases between defense and plaintiff-sided cases, and also provides habeas consulting services.
Areas of Expertise:
- Police Misconduct
- Use of Force, Excessive Force & Deadly Force
- Interviewing, Interrogations & False Confessions
- Police Ethics
- Investigative Failure
- Habeas Consulting
- False Arrest
- Failure to Train / Failure to Supervise
- Evidence Handling
- Civilian Oversight
- Civil Rights Violations
- Police Policy, SOPs
- Fraud & Embezzlement Cases
- Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking & Vice
- Money-Laundering Cases
- Cryptocurrencies / Bitcoin
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