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Police, Policies and Procedures Expert Witness

Keywords

Police Procedures, Use of Force, Investigative Procedures, Interview Procedures, Investigation Documentation, Interagency interactions, policy and procedure, workplace investigations, workplace discrimination, federal and state courts, juvenile crime, crime scene investigations, vehicle pursuit, administrative policies and procedures, staff and division level, labor law investigations

California



Expert No. 3570




PROFILE

Owner, CEO of A PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS FIRM.
Goal-oriented, proactive problem solver with over 29 years of active law enforcement management expertise in the Los Angeles Police Department, a 12,000 member employee organizationProven leadership skills.  Recipient of numerous professional and civic awards for outstanding service.Experienced trainer; posses over 38 years in design, development, implementation and instruction of seminar and classes.Strong interpersonal skills.  Sensitive to the needs of the organization, employees and community. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.Strong public and media relations capabilities. Demonstrated ability to make decisions.  Proven strategic thinker.


OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

Founder of A PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS FIRM.
Initiated a Domestic Violence time management study for the Los Angeles Police Department related to Crimes Against Persons.  As a result, reorganized the Detective functions on the Los Angeles Police Department, creating a singular focus on domestic violence.
Assumed position of Adjutant as a result of strong human resource administrative skills.  Was given administrative control over city-wide detective functions.  Administrative control and subject matter expert over the Los Angeles Police Department Domestic Violence Program.
Human resources administrator, recommending appropriate risk management and disciplinary actions according to current policy.
Implemented bi-monthly Adjutant meetings to improve communication and productivity.  Acted as liaison between the District Attorney’s Office, City Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles County Courts.  Tracked special projects and resolved problems.
Managed more than 3,000 – 4,000 sworn and civilian officers in Southern California for the Oscar Joel Bryant (OJB) Police Officers Association/Foundation. 
Directed 13 Executive Board and 13 Board of Directors.
Past board member of the National Black Police Officers Association with management responsibility for 30,000 – 40,000 member’s nationwide.
Published monthly OJB Association/Foundation Newsletter, which had national and international readership.
Past Chairperson of the Los Angeles Police Department Affirmative Action Advisory Committee.  Instrumental in designing and implementing an effective policy
that opened upward mobility opportunities for a diverse employee base.  Established a proactive policy in 1984 that is still in use.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS (Partial List)

Awarded the 1993 Pinnacle Award for achieving business and professional excellence.  Received national recognition as 1 of 30 selected for this honor
presented by the Gillette Corporation and Being Single Magazine (a national and international publication).
Implemented a Domestic Violence Program successfully in 1991.  Awarded the 1992 Los Angeles City Council Certificate of Commendation for outstanding effort
on the project.  Honor presented in a citywide televised special City Council meeting.
Founded OJB Foundation in 1981.  Established organization to annually collect donations. Since inception, awarded over $100,000 in scholarship funds to more
than 100 South Los Angeles area high school students.
Conducted OJB recruitment drives seeking law enforcement candidates.  Regularly held forums and workshops in the community.
Initiated a Neighborhood Watch Program in South Central Los Angeles that significantly bridged the gap between the community and the police department. 
Recognized by community for efforts.
Competed for and received a Criminal Justice Planning Grant of $24,000 annually to be used by OJB Foundation for reducing the crime of burglary in South Central Los Angeles.  Showed decrease in burglaries by seven percent.


FISCAL

Created and managed budgets for own private investigations firm.
Managed budget centers for citywide detective divisions (over $3 million annually).  Provided cost reduction recommendations to minimize expenditures.
Administered budgets for the following cost centers:  Training and Development; Newsletter publication; Scholarships; Travel; Clerical Support; Benevolence Fund and Promotional Workshops while serving as Manager of OJB


EXPERIENCE

May 13, 1974 – October 13, 2003

1974 – 1975 Los Angeles Police Academy Training – Recruit
Foothill Division - Uniformed Patrol

1975 – 1976 Hollywood Division – Uniformed Patrol

1976 – 1978 Employee Opportunity Development Division
Recruited Police Officers for the Los Angeles Police Department
Taught Remedial English for Los Angeles Police Department Recruits
Taught Physical Training classes to Police Candidates for the Los Angeles Police Department
Public Speaking engagements representing the Los Angeles Police Department

1978 – 1979 Southeast Division – Uniformed Patrol

1979 – 1979 77th Division – Uniformed Patrol (three months)

1979 – 1983 77th Detective Division – Detective
Burglary Section
Juvenile Section
Juvenile J-Car
Crimes Against Person Section
Auto Theft Section
Homicide Section

1983 – 1983 Southwest Detective Division (five months) – Detective
Juvenile Section
Robbery Section

1983 – 1987 Juvenile Division – Detective
Abused Child Unit
Homicide
Sexual Abuse
Physical Abuse
Juvenile Narcotics Unit

1987 – 1994 Southwest Detective Division – Detective / Detective Supervisor
Juvenile Unit
Crimes Against Person Unit
Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Unit
Internal Affairs Division (three month loan)
Adjutant for Southwest Detective Division
Supervised administrative and fiscal functions

1994 – 1999 Detective Services Group (Adjutant) – Senior Detective Supervisor
Managed budget (over $3 million annually) for citywide Detective Divisions
Administrative control over citywide Detective Functions
Administrative control and subject matter expert over the Los Angeles Police Department Domestic Violence Program

1999 – 2003 Robbery Homicide Division – Senior Detective Supervisor
Robbery Investigations
Kidnap Investigations
Homicide Investigations
Citywide live line-ups

CEO, A PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS FIRM
Criminal Investigations
Civil Investigations
Background Investigations
Discrimination Investigations
Sub Rosa / Surveillance


TEACHING

Taught for approximately fifteen years at Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, California.  Taught Patrol Procedures and Investigative Procedures, in the Administration of Justice Department.


EDUCATION / TRAINING

California College of Law – Completed one year of law school
California State University at Los Angeles – Completed four years of undergraduate study – course work in major completed
Attended University of Southern California Executive Breakfast Series for 1993 and 1995.
Graduate of  Police Officer Standards and Training (P. O. S. T.), Supervisory Leadership Institute, Class 53
Graduate of West Point Leadership Program, July 13, 1998.

1976 - Advanced Officer Training – 40 hours
1978 – Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Representative School – 8 hours
1978 - FBI Instructor Development – 40 hours
1978 - Shooting Policy Seminar – 4 hours
1978 - Juvenile Procedures School – 24 hours
1979 – Defense Representative School – 8 hours
1980 – Basic Detective School – 120 hours
1980 – Side Handle Baton Training 24 inch – 8 hours
1981 – Homicide School – 24 hours
1984 – Juvenile Justice Update – 40 hours
1985 – Network Communication System – 16 hours
1986 – Advanced Field Officers Course – Domestic Violence – 24 hours
1987 – MDT / DFAR School – 8 hours
1987 – Side Handle Baton – Update Certification – 2 hours
1989 – Auto Theft Investigation – 24 hours
1989 – CJIS/NCIC Mandated Training – 2 hours
1990 – Stolen vehicle recovery network – 4 hours
1991 – Missing person training – 2 hours
1991 – SIDS training – 2 hours
1991 – Advanced field officer course – Tactical Awareness – 24 hours
1992 – Gang awareness school – 8 hours
1993 – CJIS/NCIC mandatory re-training – 1 hour
1993 – Detective Supervisor – 80 hours
1993 – Civil Unrest Response Training Phase 1 – 8 hours
1993 – Civil Unrest Response Training Phase 2 – 8 hours
1994 – Affirmative Action For Supervisors – 4 hours
1994 – Leadership Update – 4 hours
1995 – Supervisory Update Course – 24 hours
1995 – Sexual Harassment – 3 hours
1995 – Bloodborne and airborne pathogen – 3 hours
1995 – Bloodborne/Airborne pathogen – 4 hours
1995 – 1995 CLETS NCIC re-training – 1 hour
1996 – Supervisory Leadership Institute – 192 hours
1996 – Cultural Awareness – 8 hours
1996 – Standardized emergency management system training – 16 hours
1996 – Community police problem solving – 8 hours
1996 – Polaroid domestic violence training – 3 hours
1996 – Cultural awareness – gay/lesbian community – 2 hours
1996 – Network communications (LANS) – 16 hours
1997 – Affirmative Action for supervisors – 2 hours
1997 – RIPP Hobble restraint device – 2 hours
1997 – Internal discipline report format training – 2 hours
1997 – Arrest & control techniques – 8 hours
1998 – West Point Leadership Program – 136 hours
1998 – Injury identification in domestic violence cases – 2 hours
1998 – Preventing work place violence – 2 hours
1998 – Ethical Decision Making – 2 hours
1998 – Injury identification in domestic violence cases – 2 hours
1998 – CCHRS (LANS) – 4 hours
1998 – 21st Century crime control – 8 hours
1998 – 1997-1999 CLETS/NCIC training – 1 hour
1999 – Cultural division tools for tolerance – 8 hours
1999 – CCHRS (LANS) – 4 hours
2000 – Civil service rules for supervisors – 4 hours
2000 – 1999-2001 CLETS/NCIC training – 1 hour
2000 - Sexual Harassment – 2 hours
2000 - Legal actions involving police officers: Criminal/Civil – 2 hours
2000 – Homicide/death investigation – 2 hours
2000 - Tactical Communications – 2 hours
2000 - Elder Abuse – 2 hours
2000 – 21st Century crime control seminar – 8 hours
2000 - Elder Abuse – 2 hours
2000 - Victim Contact Skills – 2 hours
2001 – Field Officer updates – 8 hours
2001 – Firearms/tactical handgun – 8 hours
2001 – Officer rapid deployment – 8 hours
2001 – Terrorism Awareness – 2 hours
2001 – Field data capture training – 2 hours
2001 – Officer safety/field tactics – 8 hours
2002 – Officer safety/field tactics – 8 hours
2002 – Electronic surveillance course/wiretap – 8 hours
2002 – 2001-2003 CLETS/NCIC training – 1 hour
2002 – Consent decree source document training – 4 hours
2002 – Managing workplace conflict – 8 hours
2003 – Mental illness update – 4 hours
2003 – Weapons of mass destruction – 8 hours
2003 – Field data capture report update – 2 hours
2004 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 25 hours
2004 – California Association of Licensed Investigations Continuing Education – 7 hours
2004 – California Association of Licensed Investigations Continuing Education – 15 hours
2005 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 25 hours
2005 – Terrorism/ Weapons of Mass Destruction – 4 hours
2005 – Liability/ Legal Issues – 4 hours
2005 – California Attorneys for Criminal Justice – Legal updates – 24 hours
2006 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 25 hours
2006 – The Validity of Fingerprint and Ballistics Evidence – 2 hours
2006 – Recent Trends Involving the Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure – 6 hours
2006 – Detecting Deception and Eyewitness Identification Procedures – 8 hours
2006 – National Black Police Association International Education and Training Conference – 24 hours
2007 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 21.50 hours
2007 – Expert Witness Summit – 22 hours
2007 – National Expert Witness Association Conference – 21.50 hours
2008 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 21.50 hours
2008 – Expert Witness Summit – 16 hours
2009 – Legal Recipes for Successful Expert Consulting – 1 hour
2009 – National Expert Witness Association Conference – 19 hours
2009 – Expert Witness Pitfalls – 1 hour
2009 – Arizona Public Defender Association Seventh Annual Statewide Conference – 18 hours
2009 – Effects of Computer Related Evidence – 1 hour
2010 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 18 hours
2010 – National Expert Witness Association Conference – 18 hours
2010 – Amendments to Federal Rule 26 – 1 hour
2011 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 22.5 hours
2011 – Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice – 6 hours
2011 – National Black Police Association, Regional Education Conference – 2 hours
2012 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 22 hours
2012 – Association of Court Panel Investigator’s, Firearms Update – 1 hour
2012 – Association of Court Panel Investigator’s, Gang Awareness Update – 1 hour
2013 – Riverside County Public Defender’s Office, Forensic Document Examination – 6.5 Hours
2013 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 21.5 hours
2013 – Association of Court Panel Investigators, DNA Update – 1 hour
2013 – Association of Court Panel Investigators, Subpoena Service Update – 1 hour
2013 – Riverside County Public Defender’s Office, “What all Investigators Need to Know” – 8 hours                
2014 – Capital Case Defense Seminar – 21 hours
2014 – Association of Court Panel Investigators, Digital Forensics Awareness – 1hour
2014 – Riverside County Public Defender’s Office, ”Death Investigation, Everything You Need to Know” – 8 hours


AFFILIATIONS

Member of California Association of Licensed Investigators
Member of Professional Investigators of California
Member of National Council of Investigations and Security Services
Member of World Association of Detectives, Inc.
Member of Los Angeles County Criminal Defense Investigations Association
Member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member of Los Angeles County Bar Association (non attorney member)
Member of Criminal Courts Bar Association
Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association
Member of Association of Court Panel Investigators
Member of Defense Investigators Association
Past member of the National Forensic Expert Witness Association Board of Directors
Past President, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Los Angeles, California
Past Vice President, National Forensic Expert Witness Association
Past National Educational Chairperson, Forensic Expert Witness Association
Member of Forensis Group
Past Member of Southern California Minority Business Development Council, Inc. (Certified Minority Business)
California Innocence Project


SPEAKING/TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

2005
Long Beach, California – National Black Police Association, Spring Regional conference – Keynote Speaker for seminar/workshop on private investigation and police procedure issues
2006
Manchester, England UK – National Black Police Association International Education and Training Conference – Keynote Speaker for seminar/workshop on creating a private investigation firm and police procedures
2008
Wilshire Bar Association – Keynote Speaker on Ethical Issues in Civil Investigations
2008
San Fernando Valley Bar Association – Keynote Speaker on Police Procedures, What To Look For
2009
National Forensic Expert Witness Association Conference – Civil Rights Case Presentation – Winston Hayes v. County of Los Angeles
2009
Arizona Public Defender Association Seventh Annual Statewide Conference – Police Procedures and the Use of Force: The Problems
2009
John M. Langston Bar Association – “Expert Witness at Trial: Find, Prepare and Present”
2011
Phoenix Arizona – National Black Police Association Regional Conference – “Legitimacy v. Legality in the Use of Force”
2012
Association of Court Private Investigators – “Police Procedure and Use of Force Issues”
2013
Forensic Expert Witness Association – “Expert and Retaining Counsel Roundtable Panel”
2013
Riverside Public Defenders Office – “Police Procedure and Use of Force Issues”
2013
San Diego Public Defenders Office – “Police Procedure and Use of Force Issues”


CERTIFICATIONS

P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisor Certificates
California State Department of Education – Techniques of Teaching Certificate
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Law Enforcement Instructor Development Certificate
California Community College Teaching Credential – Lifetime
Licensed Private Investigator 23399
Licensed Private Patrol Operator 14771


AWARDS

Community and  Law Enforcement Legends Award by the Modie Bell Senior  Citizens Foundation, with Los Angeles City Council and California State Senate recognitions – November 2009

























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