The Forensic Science of Shooting Investigations

Ever wonder what I do for a living as “DrRon” Martinelli, forensic criminologist and death investigator? Do you enjoy learning more about the forensic sciences involved in officer-involved shootings? Well, watch this interesting Cold Star science podcast I was a guest on where I discuss my CSI and forensic science investigations. (No, I didn’t dress… Read More The Forensic Science of Shooting Investigations

Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-10-16 The tragic and senseless murders this past week of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Owen and Palm Springs Police Officers Jose “Gil” Vega and Leslie Zerebny by two crazed and armed career criminals underscore what all cops and their families already know – there… Read More Why the Best of Us Are Being Killed by the Worst of Us

Dr. Ron on OANN Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler

10/07/2016- Dr. Ron on OANN Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler Re: Black Lives Matter Protest of Officer Involved Shooting in Los Angeles. Forensic criminologist and police shooting expert DrRon Martinelli discusses the forensic and human factors aspects in the recent officer-involved shooting on armed suspect Carnell Snell by LAPD officers last week. See an excellent… Read More Dr. Ron on OANN Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 10-03-16   The law enforcement community is currently experiencing the most intense scrutiny and community dissention since the Vietnam war of the late 1960’s – early 1970s. Law enforcement and city administrators increasingly… Read More Chiefs, Sheriffs and Politicians – Time to take a stand on Black Lives Matter

Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 09-26-16 In light of the most recent officer-involved fatality shooting of subject Keith Lamont Scott, 43 years in Charlotte, NC; and the protests and violent, riotous response from citizens both within and outside of the Charlotte community; the question looms as to whether police will ever be… Read More Can police ever have meaningful conversations with Black Lives Matter protesters?