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criminologist, police expert and use of force/deadly force researcher DrRon Martinelli’s research that is debunking the outdated “21-Foot Rule” in law enforcement deadly force training.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

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

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