Debunking the “21-Foot Rule” in Law Enforcement Deadly Force Training

NBC News covers forensic criminologist, police expert and use of force/deadly force researcher DrRon Martinelli’s research that is debunking the outdated “21-Foot Rule” in law enforcement deadly force training. Now, more agencies are training their officers in Dr. Martinelli’s more realistic, practical and safer “Gun Assault Positioning” (GAP) tactic during encounters with suspects wielding edged… Read More Debunking the “21-Foot Rule” in Law Enforcement Deadly Force Training

Public Menace Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Who Place Politics over Public Safety

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Copyright (C) 09-04-17 I said the words in my Oath of Office. They are written as a slogan on the sides of many police cars. I and other current and former cops like me consider it a sacred vow, “To Serve and Protect.” Unfortunately, words that now ring hollow and disingenuous when… Read More Public Menace Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Who Place Politics over Public Safety

“PC” Police Administrators Are A Danger to Public Safety

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Law Enforcement Expert Copyright (C) 08-20-17 These days in this very challenging and dangerous law enforcement environment, some people for a variety of reasons of have become highly skeptical of law enforcement officers. As a forensic law enforcement practices expert, many of the cases I am retained in are in… Read More “PC” Police Administrators Are A Danger to Public Safety

DrRon Explains the Officer-Involved Shooting Dynamics in the Controversial Philando Castile Incident

Watch forensic criminologist and police shooting expert “DrRon” Martinelli on One America News as he explains the legal and human factors dynamics of the controversial shooting of CCW permit holder Philando Castile by Officer Yanez that led to the officer’s acquittal this past week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7IUEdDhfVo&feature=youtu.be. Please share with friends. This is a tragic case that underscores… Read More DrRon Explains the Officer-Involved Shooting Dynamics in the Controversial Philando Castile Incident

New positive U.S. Supreme Court use of force ruling may change federal lawsuit paradigm for officers

From a recent courts’ rulings site published this week: “Police expert Dr. Ron Martinelli, Temecula (CA), was the prevailing expert in what will go down as a landmark United States Supreme Court use of force/deadly force decision of White v. Paulie, 580 U.S. ___ (2017). A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday that a… Read More New positive U.S. Supreme Court use of force ruling may change federal lawsuit paradigm for officers