Expert Witness Service

     Often a case demands the breadth, depth, and experience of a highly-qualified expert. When expert assistance is needed for cases involving issues such as in-custody death, Police misconduct, wrongful death, Police shooting, Taser used, excessive used of force, Policy and procedure, etc.


Police Misconduct - refers to inappropriate conduct and or illegal actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties.


Excessive Force​ - Excessive force by a law enforcement officer(s) is a violation of a person's constitutional rights. The term ‘excessive force’ is not precisely defined; however, the use of force greater than that which a reasonable and prudent law enforcement officer would use under the circumstances is generally considered to be excessive. 


Wrongful Death​ - is a claim against a person who can be held liable for a death.
​​LAW ENFORCEMENT POLICY AND PROCEDURE:

Use of Force; Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures; Juvenile Detention Center Policy, Jail Policies and Procedures. Informant Handing Procedures. Restraint Chair Procedures. Prisoner Transportation Procedures. Interstate Transportation of Dangerous Criminals Act of 2000 or Jeanna's Act, Physical Security, Hotel loss prevention, Security Policy and Procedures compliance.


LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATION:

Suspect identification; Field Interviews; Police Misconduct; Excessive Use of Force; Pepper Spray Or Taser Misuse; Taser Evidence Collection & Analysis (CEW firing record analysis, Smart Weapon Pulse Graph considerations, Typical CEW error codes and corrective actions, Physical and digital evidence considerations and analysis) Undercover Operations; Surveillance; Search and Seizure; Arrest and Investigative detention; Police Shooting. Negligent & Inadequate Security


POLICE VEHICLE STOPS:
Wrongful Death and Imprisonment; Felony Motor Vehicle Stops.


Types of cases I will not accept:
Subject matter/litigation issue outside of listed areas of expertise and experience.
If subject matter/specific litigation issue is not listed, will review matter as to capability to consultation.


The role of a Law Enforcement Expert witness:

1) Expert Witness Consultation with Attorney

​Criminal Defense, Civil Rights or Personal Injury Attorney

​​2) Case Analysis   


3) Case Evaluation 

Case discovery review 

4) Expert Witness Report

5) Deposition 


6) Court Testimony


Non-testifying expert
A party may hire an  expert witness to help them evaluate a given case. This kind of expert opinion will be protected from discovery by the opposing party. In other words, if the expert finds evidence against their client, the opposite party will not automatically gain access to it. This privilege is similar to the work-product doctrine 
The non-testifying expert witness can be present at the trial or hearing to aid the attorney in asking questions of other expert witnesses. Unlike a testifying expert, a non-testifying expert can be easily withdrawn from a case. It is also possible to change a non-testifying expert to a testifying expert before the expert disclosure date.

Testifying expert
An expert witness who testify in court.


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