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
Guest Commentary Mark D. Jarmie, Esq. Copyright © July 8, 2015 In the rare situations when a police officer must use deadly force in the field, he is immediately subjected to a storm of inquiry and criticism by media, community activists, politicians, and not infrequently, command staff or prosecutors seeking to make a name for… Read More AN OFFICER’S RIGHT TO TELL THE TRUTH