Author of NY Times Bestseller DEEP COVER and national bestseller THE BIG WHITE LIE, used by Police and universities as training texts.

Expert testimony accepted on more than 300 occasions in 17 states, Puerto Rico and foreign nations.

Called "America's top undercover cop" by 60 Minutes.

Among the most awarded supervisory officers in the history of the DEA.

Author of FIGHT BACK, a manual for communities with drug problems - recommended reading by the Clinton Administration's Drug Policy Office and the Swedish Carnegie Institute.

·Narcotics And Drug Trafficking (all aspects)

·Informant Handling, Management and Corroboration

·Police Use of Force (including deadly force)

·Arrests and Interrogations ·RICO (criminal & Civil) & Conspiracy Prosecution

·Title III Investigations (Wiretaps, bugs and other electronic intercepts).

·Blind Mule (unwitting participation) Defense

·Entrapment Defense (Undercover and/or Informant)

·Undercover Tactics

·Controlled Delivery Operations & Smuggling.

·Police Misconduct & Hiring Practices

·Medical Marijuana Defense

·Internet Pharmaceuticals

·Investigative Due Diligence (adherence to search-for-truth doctrine)

·Police procedures and Investigative Reporting.

notable cases

Notable Cases

Since my retirement from the Department of Justice, and when not working as a police instructor, I have been retained in more than 300 matters involving various aspects of police procedures. More than 90 percent have been resolved out-of-court on the basis of exert witness reports and/or depositions, in favor of my clients. Some of the more notable and interesting cases are as follows:

Vermont v Kyle THOMAS (Drug Sales & Attempted Homicide – Defense: Substandard Informant Handling Practices)
Results: Dismissal of Attempted Homicide charges.
Summary:  Chris Thomas was targeted by a Vermont drug Enforcement Task Force (VDTF).  The informant controlled-buys were made.  During an incident occurring shortly after the third buy, shots were fired.  There were only two witnesses to what had occurred, Chris Thomas and the informant.  Pursuant to the informant’s accusations, Thomas was arrested and charged with attempted homicide.  A review of discovery materials resulted in an expert finding that the informant had been handled in a “hapless and reckless manner” in violation of suggested national and professional standards and training.  A plea-bargain was then offered and accepted in which Attempted Homicide charges were dismissed.  Attorney Brian Mariscovetere, White River Junction, VT.

US v Puerto-Ortiz et al. (Coerced participation in smuggling from Honduras- Attorney Tim Bower-Rodriguez, Tampa)
Results:  Acquittal of all defendants.
Summary: A crew of fourteen, Honduran Lobster fishermen arrested off the coast of Nicaragua by US Naval Forces, after they were spotted from the air dumping bales of cocaine into the ocean (1600+ kilos. Retained by Tim Bower-Rodriguez under CJA.  Aided in strategy, discovery demands, formulated suggested Q&A for the cross of government expert and all investigating officers.  At trial in Tampa, at the last moment, the prosecution decided not to use a government expert.  All defendants acquitted of all charges.

State of Maryland v KAHAN  (Entrapment Defense- Attorney Stuart J. Snyder)
Results: Charges dismissed in mid trial.
Aided in strategy, aided in discovery deamnds, designed Cross-examination Questions and was permitted to sit in court to aid attorney during officer testimony.
Summary:  Under cross-examination many transgressions of standards as well as failure to comply with discovery demands were revealed and the judge, in mid trial, dismissed all charges

Donald Carlson v US
Results: Settle $2 Million (After submission of Expert Report)
By Expert Witness Report

Summary: This case, covered by 60 Minutes (see video “Informants”) began with charges against DEA, Customs and the San Diego Police. During the execution of a search warrant for drugs at the home of Donald Carlson, Mr. Carlson was shot and critically wounded. The investigation (expert-guided discovery demands) and review of discovery materials resulted in an expert witness report charging multiple violations.
Issues: Substandard Informant-handling that was enabling of Entrapment, Falsification of Evidence and other Criminal Acts on the part of the CI; Substandard Investigative effort to Corroborate Informant derived information; The avoidance of the exculpatory – conducting an investigation that avoided delving into any area that might have yielded information contrary to that furnished by the CI; False official statements in violation of Title 18, Section 1001; Substandard raid planning and execution.

US v Hector Gutierrez
RESULT: Plea agreement resulting in defendant’s immediate freedom (after expert TRIAL testimony INDICATING ENTRAPMENT)

By Testimony at Trial, Federal Court, Southern District of California, San Diego.
Issues: Substandard Undercover and Informant Handling Tactics [entrapment]; Substandard Corroborative Investigation. Testimony at trial also covered international drug smuggling tactics. (See the article King Rat for more details).
Attorney Eugene Iredale, San Diego, CA.

Canadian Immigration v Mercedes Luna & Daniel [and family],
RESULT: CITIZENSHIP GRANTED
By Expert Testimony

Issue: Likelihood of assassination if deported to Argentina after illegal entry into Canada. Granted permanent resident/citizen status after expert testimony.

NYPD v Officer Jacqueline Caudle
RESULT: Proceedings to fire officer CAUDLE dropped
By Expert Affidavit, in defense of Officer Caudle.

Summary: Officer Caudle accused by NYPD on 1/28/02, before GO 15 NYPD hearing, of using her firearm to menace convicted felon, Micah Brown during street altercation.
Issues: Expert affidavit submitted to NYPD trial board indicating Substandard investigative practices in that the complainant’s information should have been investigated with the same diligence an investigator would employ when investigation criminal informant information, but was not. As well as other Procedural Failures.
Attorney Robert Spergel.

Polk County Iowa v Patrick Connor
RESULT: ACQUITTED (AFTER EXPERT TESTIMONY).
By Expert Testimony at Trial

Summary: Defendant charged with possession and sale of crack cocaine and assault on two undercover officers.
Issues: Substandard and Questionable Undercover Tactics; Unlawful Use of Force by the Undercover officers; Substandard Reporting; Police Misconduct.
Attorney John Wellman, public defender, Des Moines, Iowa.
US v Ruben Lora, Federal Court Boston, Mass.
RESULT: SENTENCING HEARING CONSIDERATIONS.
Expert witness Report submitted after conviction for use in sentencing hearing.

By Expert Report and Testimony, Federal Court, Boston, MA. (CJA-court paid fees).
Summary: Judge allowed Expert Testimony as to “reality” of the undercover sting for consideration in her sentencing deliberations.
Issues: The report indicated findings of Undercover Entrapment; Mishandling of Informant; Substandard Investigative Procedures in Conspiracy investigation; Failure to Properly Corroborate Informant information and Failure to Control Informant Entrapment Activities.
(for details: Public Defender, Owen Walker – Boston Public Defender 617-223-8061 – December, 2000).

US v Property of Carole Schwenke and Michael E. King, by Affidavit
RESULT: SEIZED FUNDS REFUNDED.
By Expert Witness Affidavit, Federal Court, San Diego, CA 10/21/01

Summary: Illegal seizure by Federal authorities of $248,095 in what was allegedly the proceeds of the narcotic business.
Issues: Expert Witness affidavit submitted, indicating that the Federal Investigators failed to document their asset seizure theory with appropriate and easily available investigative techniques, which was well below national standards for this type of an investigation.
Attorney Richard Barnett, San Diego.

RICO civil law suit
RESULTS: UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT
(Details restricted/ court-ordered secrecy)

By Expert Witness Report and Affidavit for Plaintiff.
Issues: Expert Witness Report submitted to court indicating specific findings of Probable Cause indicative of Criminal RICO activity in certain business practices of a major corporation.
Attorney Morgan Scudi, La Jolla, California.
US v Shefqet MATI. U.S
RESULTS: PLEA-BARGAIN AND IMMEDIATE FREEDOM.
By Expert Witness Report and Affidavit, District Court, Chicago, Ill.

Summary: Defendant charged with conspiracy to possess and sell heroin.
Issues: Expert witness affidavit and report filed on 8/23/02, indicating that investigators had failed to adhere to National Standards of Undercover Tactics, Substandard and Illegal Informant Handling and Investigative Process Resulting in the Entrapment of the Defendant; also includes Substandard Evidence Handling and Investigative Handling Procedures; Indications of Criminal and/or Corrupt Acts on part of Investigators; Substandard Reporting.
Attorney for Defense, Ralph J. Schindler, Chicago, Illinois.

State of Carlifornia v Eary and Butler
RESULTS: PLEA BARGAIN TO POSSESSION WITH NO JAIL TIME.
By Expert Witness Affidavit.

Summary: Defendants possess Medical Marijuana Permits issued under state law. A search by state authorities resulted in what police believed was an amount of marijuana that was “excessive for personal use” and charged the couple with possession with intent to sell, a felony charge.
Issues: Expert report submitted in support of the defendants based on the Significant Failures in Police Investigation to Adhere to Standards of Proof of Possession with Intent to Sell and Avoidance of Investigative Steps that would have resulted in Exculpatory Evidence; Substandard and Coercive Interviewing Tactics; Substandard Reporting.
Attorney S. David Nick, San Francisco, CA.
State of GA v Albert Garrett
Testimony for Defense
By Expert Report and Grand Jury Testimony, Fulton County, GA.

Client: District Attorney’s office Fulton County Georgia.
Summary: Testimony before State Grand Jury as an Expert in Police Arrest Procedures, Investigative File Review and Use of Deadly Force.
Issues: Inappropriate use of Deadly Force {manslaughter], Indications of Perjured Statements, Cover-Up and other Police Misconduct, Substandard Investigative and Report Writing Rrocedures.
Assistant District Attorney Phyllis Clerk. (Full fees paid by Atlanta DA’s office).

US v CESPEDES-CANO
RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL AFTER EXPERT TESTIMONY.
By Testimony at Trial, EDNY Federal Court, Brooklyn New York.

Summary: Blind mule receipt of 3 pounds of heroin on controlled delivery.
Issues: Faulty and Substandard investigative Procedures [avoidance of Exculpatory Information]; Substandard Undercover Tactics; Failure to Adhere to National Standards and Procedures in Reporting.
Attorney Michael Hammerman, Queens, NY.

US v Assets/Boultinghouse
RESULT: RETURN OF SEIZED ASSETS TO CLIENT.
By Affidavit to Federal Court, San Diego, 10/8/03.

Summary: Substandard and insufficient investigation to link assets seized as proceeds of drug trafficking.
Issues: Failure to Adhere to National Standards and Procedures in Documentation of Assets as “proceeds of narcotics trafficking”; Substandard Investigative Tactics [avoidance of exculpatory information]; Prejudicial and Substandard “expert” Interpretation of Facts.
Attorney Richard Barnett, San Diego, CA.

State of GA v Ward
REPORT FILED FOR THE PROSECUTION.
Use of Deadly Force; police involved shooting resulting in death of teenaged subject
By investigative file review, Preliminary report submitted, Case Pending.

Client: District Attorney’s office Fulton County Georgia.
Issues: Inappropriate use of Deadly Force {manslaughter}, Indications of Perjured Statements, Cover-Up and other Police Misconduct, Substandard Investigative and Report Writing Procedures.
Assistant District Attorney Phyllis Clerk (full fees paid by Atlanta DA’s office).

State of California v Franklin Diblasi
RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL AFTER EXEPERT TESTIMONY AT TRIAL.
By Expert Witness Report.

Summary: Defendant arrested after state parole search uncovers 3 lbs of marijuana. Faces 3rd strike, indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute, money laundering and state tax evasion. Issues: Substandard Handling and Corroboration of an Informant; Substandard Financial and Narcotic Investigation [avoidance of exculpatory]; Prejudicial and Substandard Reporting; Prejudicial and Substandard “expert” Interpretation of Facts; and more.
Attorney S. David Nick, San Francisco.

York Regional Police, WISCHE, ats KAMADIA [Canada].
By Expert Witness Report and Affidavit filed in favor of the police.

Issues: Whether or not police acted reasonably during undercover operation aimed at arresting FARAZ SULEMAN that resulted in the killing of Mr. SULEMAN.

US v Robert RHODES
RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL (AFTER EXPERT TESTIMONY AT TRIAL)
High profile case involving US State Department, Government of China and high level political figures.

Summary: Use of Force by Homeland Security officer in the restraint of woman (an alleged Chinese tourist) taking photos in NO-PHOTO zone, who refused officer’s lawful orders and instead fled and resisted apprehension.
Issues: Reasonable force; Failure to Adhere to Search-for-Truth Principles of Investigation by US Customs, as well as the Avoidance of Pursuing Investigative Leads that might have yielded Exculpatory Evidence (avoiding the exculpatory).
Attorney Steve Cohen, Buffalo, NY.

TONYA WHITE V TEXAS PANHANDLE TASK FORCE
RESULT: $6.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT in FAVOR OF CLIENT
By Expert Witness Report

High profile case involving undercover probe of the town of Tulia Texas.
Summary: Plaintiff was arrested and incarcerated along with more than 40 other individuals. Plaintiff law suit charged false arrest and incarceration.
Issues: As a direct result of expert-guided discovery demands, an expert witness report was filed indicating: Substandard Undercover Tactics, Failure to Adhere to Search-for-Truth Doctrine in that Standard Investigative efforts that might have yielded Exculpatory Evidence; Substandard Hiring of Undercover Officer; Failure to Train Undercover Officer; Substandard Oversight and Supervision; Substandard Informant-Handling Practices; Substandard Police Reporting Practices; Probable Cause of Perjured Testimony; Probable Cause of Subornation of Perjured Testimony; Probable Cause of causal role of program to Increase Arrest Stats to Qualify for federal grant money.

US Immigration v Ruben Perez
RESULT: deportation order overturned.
By Expert Testimony in Immigration Court

Summary: Perez, convicted of heroin trafficking after working as DEA informant, was facing deportation to Argentina.
Issues: Likelihood of Death if Deported; Substandard Treatment of DEA Informant; Substandard Reporting.
Attorney Steve Morley, Philadelphia, PA

CHAVEZ v State of Texas – (Fake Dope Case)
RESULT: UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT OUT OF COURT in FAVOR OF PLANTIFF (AFTER EXPERT TESTIMONY AT DEPOSITION)
By Testimony at Deposition, Federal Court, Dallas, Texas. Civil law suit.

Summary: Endemic corruption in overall Narcotic Enforcement Programs, Dallas, Texas, [civil RICO charges recommended] resulting in the Illegal Incarceration of Plaintiff and others.
Issues: Substandard Investigative tactics, Substandard control and Interrogation of Informants, Failure to Adhere to Search-for-Truth Principals in Investigation (avoidance of exculpatory evidence); Police Misconduct, Police Corruption; Prosecutorial Misconduct etc; Substandard Supervisory Performance.
Attorney Marc Lenahan, Dallas Texas.

US V james allen LEYSTRA
RESULT: HUNG JURY, FOLLOWED BY FAVORABLE PLEA AGREEMENT
By Testimony at Criminal Trial 2/4/08 to 2/5/08. Federal Court, Seattle WA.

Issues: Blind Mule Defense, and Substandard Interdiction Investigative Tactics by ICE; Substandard Interrogation and Interview Tactics resulting in the Obfuscation of Exculpatory Evidence.
Defense Attorney Jesse Cantor, Seattle WA.

US V MIHAYLOV, London, England
RESULT: deportation denied by crown court.
By Expert Affidavit and Preliminary Expert Witness Report.

Summary: Expert opinion that the probable cause statement supporting the International arrest warrant seeking the extradition of Mr. Mihaylov from England to the US.
Issues: Probable Cause Statement was based upon Informant Statements that were obtained in a manner that was Inconsistent with all Search-for-Truth Principles – in that little or no effort was made by US Authorities to Corroborate CI Statements and, in fact, all areas that might have yielded Exculpatory Information were avoided. Expert-guided discovery demands were an important factor.
Attorneys Lewis NEDAS & Co. London, England.

HAMILTON V HALL
RESULT: UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT OUT OF COURT in FAVOR OF PLANTIFF (AFTER EXPERT TESTIMONY AT DEPOSITION).

By Deposition in Plymouth Michigan, on 7/15/08, for Plaintiff.
Summary: Claim by Plaintiff that Defendants, including four local police departments, Michigan State Liquor Control Commission, and local politicians, illegally conspired and acted to violate Plaintiff’s constitutional rights.
Issues: Defendants illegally conspired, under color of law, to Seize Plaintiff’s Assets; Harass Plaintiff’s business clients; Falsely Arrest and Prosecute Plaintiff on State of Michigan RICO Charges.
Attorney Dean Bruza, Detroit.

US V SARAN
RESULT: HUNG JURY FOLLOWED BY FAVORABLE PLEA-AGREEMENT.
By Expert Witness Testimony, Federal Court Seattle WA

Issues: Blind Mule Defense. Expert-guided discovery a significant factor.
Attorney Robert M. Leen, Esq. One Union Square, Seattle WA

CA v MICHAEL MADISON
RESULT: FULL acquittal ON HOMICIDE CHARGES:
Superior Court California, Contra Costa County, April, 2009.
Summary: Homicide Case. Not guilty verdict.

Issues: Improper Police Tactics of Investigation and Interrogation; Inconsistent with Search-for-Truth Standards in that the Interrogation of Police Informants avoided questions that might have yielded Exculpatory Information. Expert-guided discovery demands was also a significant factor.
Attorney Peter Johnson

Princess v US
RESULT: disposition pending AS OF MARCH 2012.
By Two Expert Witness Reports / Affidavits, Two Depositions and Testimony at Trial.

High profile case involving the Failure of DEA to adhere to Minimum Standards of Protection for high level Undercover Informant during a ten-year major, international money-laundering sting.

JAPAN v GOLDSTEIN
RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL OF DEFENDANT BY JAPANESE COURT (first US law enforcement expert to have testimony accepted by Japanese court:
By Testimony at Trial Japanese Court, Chiba, Japan, July 26 2010

In a case that would have merited two hours on the series “Locked Up Abroad” the following issues were prominent:
Blind Mule Defense: Defendants arrested with quantity of MDMA in false bottom luggage, Narita Airport, Tokyo. I was the first US Law enforcement expert whose expert testimony was accepted by a Japanese court. Defendant was acquitted of all charges in the court at Chiba, Japan on August 29, 2011. Mike Levine was the first US police procedural expert to have his expert testimony accepted by a Japanese Court in that country’s history.
Brussels Attorney Aron Nezri,
London Attorney Eli Bindinger
Tokyo Attorney Takahashi Takano 03-5825 6033.

QUILLER V YONKERS PD
RESULT: JURY AWARD OF $700,000 to PLAINTIFF AFTER TRIAL
By Expert Witness Report

Summary: In this case the defendant, without utilizing an expert witness, had already been convicted of resisting arrest prior to the civil trial.
Issues: After expert-guided discovery demands a lengthy expert witness report was submitted, indicating: Unreasonable Use of Deadly Force; Substandard Management and Oversight; Substandard Incident Reporting; Police Reporting that Presented Elements of Probably Cause indicative of Violations of Title 18, 1001, “False official statement.”

HOFFMAN v City of Tallahassee
RESULT: $2.6 million settlement
By Two Depositions, for total of 15 hours.

Summary: Significantly substandard undercover tactics and Informant Handling, causing the Death of an Undercover CI.
Issues: Substandard Undercover Tactics; Substandard Informant Handing; Substandard Management, Oversight and Training of Police Officers. Expert-guided discovery demands a significant factor in the outcome of this matter.
Attorney Lance Block, Tallahassee, Florida, on 8/25/11.  

OHIO V DAVID BUSEMEYER  RESULT:  Satisfactory Plea Agreement.   Affidavit in favor of Defendant Police Officer.Summary: Police officer charged criminally for personal relationship with informant that allegedly was the source of the officer “blowing the cover” of a separate informant.  Issues covered in affidavit:  Significantly substandard training, oversight and supervision of officer charged with the maintaining complex informant-officer relationships.  Attorney Richard Skelton, Dayton, Ohio.

ESTATE OF BOBBY STACY v Southwest City Police Department, Missouri, et al.  SUMMARY:  Plaintiff killed by defendant police officer in care chase resulting from traffic stop.  Filed Expert Witness Affidavit in Favor of Plaintiff indicating excess use of force and substandard background investigation and hiring of defendant officer.  Out of court settlement  $ .5 million in favor of plaintiff. 2013.   Attorney Scott Graham, Tulsa Oklahoma

MD v Kahn.  Result: All charges Dismissed in mid trial.   Undercover sting operation targeting G.Kahn, a computer expert,  Informant contacts Kahn and convinces him over an 8 week period of time, to obtain an ounce of cocaine in order to buy a luxurious sports car at a cheap price.  The “seller” of the car would give Kahn an extremely low price “if” he could supply him with cocaine.  Kahn finally succumbs.  Takes him 4 weeks to find someone who would sell him an ounce of cocaine, which he brings to an undercover meeting where he is arrested.  I aided the defense attorney in formulating discovery demands.  All documents received in discovery omitted the existence of an informant.  The prosecution insisted there was no informant.  The inflammatory video would be sufficient to convict.  At trial, I was permitted to aid in formulating cross-examination questions for the undercover officer.  It quickly became apparent that the informant existed and that—in violation of standards and procedures—the police had not documented his activities.   The judge halted trial and dismissed all charges. Attorney: Stuart Snyder, Baltimore Md. (2013)

State of New Jersey, v CAYTON MOULTON. Blind Mule Case.  Result: Satisfactory plea bargain and immediate freedom for defendant, who had been facing 20 plus years in prison for a large amount of Methamphetamine found in a truck he was driving.  Report filed supporting claim that the police action was substandard in that the police omitted and/or avoided—in violation of professional and national standards— steps that might have yielded exculpatory information and/or information with prosecution theories of guilt. Attorney James Lisi  (2014)

FELCIANO et al v ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT and MUNICIPALITY OF ANCHORAGE:                                                             RESULT:  Jury found in favor of client on 5 counts, hung on final count

Summary:  Two officers assigned to an APD undercover narcotic unit sue the Anchorage Police Department claiming that the shutdown of an undercover drug unit was racially motivated along with other related charges.  Representing the Anchorage Police Department I filed an Expert Witness Report in support, testified at deposition and then at trial in March, 2014.  May, 2014 Jury found in favor of client in three out of four charges, hung on the final charge.  Final charge will be retried in October, 2014.  Attorney Linda Johnson.

ALA V AMANDA MEEKS.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RESULTS:  SATISFACTORY PLEA AGREEMENT (probation):      CHARGE:  was the transportation of significant amount of marijuana in trunk of car.  Filed reports in favor of defendant supporting claim of “blind mule.”  Aided in supplying technical standards and other esoteric standards for motion to suppress.  Client offered favorable plea bargain.  Attorney Clayton Tartt.

PRINCESS (true name protected by court)  V  DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION:   RESULTS, Client awarded $1 million by Federal Judge after trial (Award, August, 2014)                    summary:  “PRINCESS” an international high level DEA informant sued DEA charging “failure to protect.”  I filed extensive analysis report of her handling, which I found to be substandard and evincive of deception and corruption.  Gave testimony at two depositions and at Trial.  Attorney Michael Avery, Virgina..Plaintiff awarded $1 million by judge.

Multiple cases in defense of NYPD on civil law suits charging excessive force, in which I filed expert reports defending the NYPD, resulting in satisfactory plea agreements.

Multiple cases in defense of ELMIRA NY PD on civil law suits charging excessive force, in which I filed expert reports defending the NYPD, resulting in satisfactory plea agreements.

VA V KHAN.  The case, directly related to MD v KHAN (defendant acquitted at trial) , in which defendant was again charged with drug trafficking and money laundering, this time by the Commonwealth of VA.  I assisted defense attorneys in identifying violations of police procedures related to evidence handling, interrogations,, the substandard reporting of chain-of-custody and other significant violations of procedures, as well as related discovery demands.  All charges dropped prior to trial.

Jaquinda Colemen v City of Niagra Falls, NY and PD: Plaintiff alleged that Officers of the NPD abused their official powers when they resorted to excessive and deadly force in arresting her. Attorney: Steve Cohen of Hogan & Willig, Amherst NY. Filed a detailed expert witness report in favor of plaintiff, analyzing both the use of force, the IAD investigation, substandard management oversight and supervision practices, and all reporting related thereto. August, 2015, plaintiff received an undisclosed but satisfactory settlement.

Craig Kovaleski v. Deputy Michael Cavanaugh, in his individual capacity, and Sheriff Deryl Loar, in his individual and official capacities and Indian River Sheriffs Department et al – Filed expert witness report documenting False Arrest, Abuse of Official Powers, Intentional and Reckless Disregard of Welfare and Safety of Plaintiff and Plaintiff’s Two Toddlers (ages 2 & 4 YOA), Failure of Department at Oversight, Supervision and/or Training.  2016, matter settled  with undisclosed but satisfactory settlement for  client.  Attorney, Guy Rubin, Rubin and Rubin, Stuart, Florida.

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Fulton County, Georgia, Grand Jury (Police involved shooting):   August 5, 2015, 1testified before the Fulton County Grand Jury as an expert for the prosecution in the police-involved shooting of Aniston Waiters, by Officer Luther Lewis. Retained by the Fulton County (Atlanta) District Attorneys Office.

 

Dekalb County, Georgia. Civil Grand Jury (Police Involved Shooting):   October 22, 2015 1testified before the DeKalb County Grand Jury as an expert for the District Attorneys Office in its recommendation that this matter be sent to a criminal grand jury. Case: in the police-involved shooting of Anthony Hill, by Officer Robert Olsen. Retained by the Dekalb County District Attorneys Office.

Dekalb County, Georgia. Criminal Grand Jury (Police Involved Shooting):   January, 2016,, I testified before the DeKalb County Criminal Grand Jury as an expert for the prosecution in the police-involved shooting of Anthony Hill, by Officer Robert Olsen. Retained by the Dekalb County District Attorneys Office. Olsen indicted for homicide and false statements.

Matter:   Keith Loving v Code 3 Security & Protection Services.   Matter involves a police-involved shooting. Member of a Washington DC security service, recognized as law enforcement, attacked by an emotionally disturbed individual whom he was trying to arrest, was forced to resort to deadly force. I filed two expert witness reports in support of the officer. The case reached a satisfactory settlement for my client. Attorney Rebecca Dannenberg Esq, Hendon, VA.