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
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
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
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
Dr. Ron discusses the officer-involved shootings in El Cajon, CA; Charlotte, NC and Tulsa, OK on the Bob Frantz, show in Cleveland. Learn about the salient use of force/deadly force issues commonly investigated in officer-involved shootings from an expert who has investigated hundreds of OIS’s. PART I: PART II:
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?
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 08-29-16 Oppression, (Noun), Def. “prolonged, unjust or cruel exercise of authority; maltreatment, subjection, repression, suppression.” By now many who follow sports, and some that don’t, have heard about the latest embarrassment in the NFL – San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand in respect… Read More Those who lack context, lose all credibility – the Story of Colin Kaepernick
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D. Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © 08-22-16 In light of the recent officer-involved shooting of armed black suspect Sylville Smith by a black police officer during a foot pursuit in Milwaukee last week I am just trying to wrap my head around exactly what the militant, anti-police Black Lives Matter movement expects of… Read More To Black Lives Matter – Just what are your expectations of police?
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 27, 2016 This morning, Baltimore State’s Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby dropped all remaining charges against Baltimore Police Officers Garrett Miller, William Porter and Alicia White, who were the remaining three officers of the six charged with murder and a variety of other felony crimes in the… Read More Without Truth, There Is No Justice
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 20, 2016 In less than two weeks, America has seen nine of its law enforcement officers assassinated and over two score seriously injured on its blood streets. All of the fallen officers were murdered in cowardly fashion without any real opportunity to defend themselves. Eight… Read More The War On Police Is Real
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