of expertise includes all aspects of police involved shootings: Law,
Tactics, Training, and reconstructing the incident. The reconstruction
can involve ballistics and other forensic evidence interpretation.
force includes chemical agents, empty hand control tactics, canine
intervention, and use of police weapons other than firearms. Incidents
are evaluated to determine if an officer's actions conform with the
law, accepted police tactics, and police training.
of an incident can involve the use of ballistics and other forensic
evidence interpretation to determine what actually happened in
of Force Training and Policies
review current use of force training programs and policies and analyze
them for effectiveness, applicability, and legal sufficiency.
Training in these areas is also offered.
Review of Use of Force Incidents
review the procedures for tracking use of force incidents and
recommend ways to integrate the data from these incidents into legally
sufficient policies and improved training curricula.
Available to Consult in Use of Force
years experience with the Baltimore Police Department, ascending
to the rank of Lieutenant. During his career, he served as a squad
sergeant and Training Coordinator for the Special Weapons and
Tactics Unit. In his last ten years, he served as the Commanding
Officer of the Firearms Training Unit. In that capacity he analyzed
over five hundred police involved shootings and responded to the
scene of more than a hundred. He wrote the department's policy
on use of lethal force and the resolution of sniper, barricade,
and hostage situations. He has lectured at various universities
and taught police use of force to thousands of federal, state,
local police officers, and hundreds of civilians in numerous states.
Mr. Key has consulted in hundreds of use of force cases and has
been qualified numerous times in federal and state courts as an
expert in use of force and related subjects. He, also, was featured
by NBC Dateline as an expert in a police shooting case and has
been named as an expert in the Ruby Ridge, Idaho case. Shortly
before he retired, Mr. Key wrote the protocol regulating the review
of uses of force and establishing a use of force review board
for the agency.
Charles L. Coleman is an Inspector and the Criminal Investigations
Commander for the Millington, Tennessee Police Department. His unit
conducts narcotics related investigations and Internal Affairs
Complaints. He is also in charge for 4 Dual Purpose Canine Units.
Inspector Coleman has 17 years of experience handling and training
police canines. In his capacity as a canine handler, he has
participated in hundreds of arrests for narcotics related incidents
and over 75 arrests for robberies, burglaries. He has accumulated
over twenty five hundred hours in canine handling and training. He
has been a Certifying Official for the National Narcotics Detector
Dog Association since 2003. He and his dog placed second in the
national competition for the year 2000 National Narcotics Detector
Dog Association and took the Top Gun Award. He has also received
numerous other awards with his dog. He has trained police dogs for
other agencies and has certified several hundred dogs in his
capacity as a Certifying Official for the National Narcotic Detector
is an attorney who is currently the Chief of Police of the
Charlottesville, Virginia Police Department. He rose to the rank of Colonel in the Baltimore
Police Department. He has served as a consultant and an
adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology at Towson
University, Towson, Maryland. He served in various assignments in the Baltimore
Police Department, including the Internal Investigation Division
and the Education and Training Division. While in the Internal
Investigation Division, he supervised and reviewed the investigations
of police uses of force, including police involved shootings.
During his tenure at the Education and Training Division, he taught
recruits, in-service personnel, and supervisors the law specific
to police use of force. His duties as a squad sergeant, lieutenant,
and District Commander, where he was responsible for the performance
of two hundred officers, required that he investigate and evaluate
hundreds of use of force incidents.
Dan Rose retired from the law enforcement profession
after serving over 22 years combined service with
both the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police
Departments. In those two agencies, he spent 18
years as a member of both jurisdictions’ Tactical
Units. He ultimately retired as a full time SWAT
Team Leader and trainer. During his career, he was
involved in resolving hundreds of sniper, active
shooter, barricade and hostage situations. He, also,
planned and executed high risk search and seizure
warrants, conducted high risk vehicle assaults, and
provided dignitary protection for the President of
the United States, Foreign Heads of State, and other
V.I.P’s. In all he was deployed in over 2,000 high
risk operations. In addition, Dan consulted for
numerous nationally recognized institutions such as
the International Association of Chiefs of Police
and the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).
He was a consultant and committee member for the
NTOA during the development of the revised National
SWAT Standards which were developed to establish a
core set of concepts and principles to improve SWAT
deployment and management. Dan has vast domestic and
international experience in curriculum development
and instruction in the areas of police tactical
operations. He is a graduate of Loyola University of
Maryland. He is currently employed as a Senior
Security Specialist with the nation’s leading
competitive energy provider.
Ed Schillo retired as a lieutenant
after thirty years with the Baltimore Police Department.
During that time, he served twelve years with the special weapons
and tactics unit, including two years as its supervisor and training
coordinator. He also was assigned to the Education and Training Division
for eight years as the Supervisor of the Skills section. During that
time, he was qualified as a firearms instructor and taught officer
survival tactics and self-defense to officers.
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