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Can answer questions concerning police procedures and accepted police practices, specifically : arrest, use of force, internal affairs, recruitment and hiring, constitutional rights and accreditation.

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Have over 26 years of Law Enforcement experience eight of which have been as Deputy Chief of Police. Have worked for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, CALEA, as a team leader, evaluating police agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Have a BS degree in Political Science, a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, and the Senior Management Institute for Police conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum, PERF. Have consulted and testified for both plaintiff and defense attorneys as an expert witness. WEB:

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2016-07-24 assault/aggr asslt/attmpt murder:

As for charges it would ultimately be the prosecutors call. Typically the prosecutor wants the police to initially charge them with the most severe crime (attempted murder) and then the prosecutor will

2014-05-25 Internal Affairs Investigation Report Format....:

There is no standard format but typically it would consist of three parts. An executive summary, the investigation and conclusion/findings.    The executive summary would be 1-2 pages in length. This is

2013-09-18 Can you still locate the records of a license plate of a car:

Yes you can but they will do it with the vehicle serial number. Assuming a vehicle was reported stolen/missing the police will enter vehicle license and serial number in a national computer (NCIC) where

2013-08-23 murder by peanuts:

The police would investigate as any death investigation accident or otherwise until they have reasonably investigated all leads. This would include interviews with any witnesses and collection of any evidence

2012-05-18 how to stop the charge of simple assault and harrassment:

Most states/prosecutors now refuse to drop such charges even if the victim (girlfriend) wants them to not prosecute. The logic being for domestic violence victims that they want the charges dismissed in


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