I have testified before the California State Assembly and the United States Congress on police practices. I have conducted investigations for the FBI, members of Congress, the NAACP national office, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and for staff of the Los Angeles mayor's office.
My investigative work in the field of law enforcement has resulted in changes in the law in California with regard to false police reports. As a result of my investigations the law in CA. was changed increasing the penalties for filing false police reports from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Many police agencies have made policy changes as a direct result of my hidden camera test with national and local media. Others use our videotapes or portions of our training material for in-service training. I have conducted training sessions for law enforcement organizations throughout the United States, including training and seminars for police chiefs. I have provided training for the following law enforcement agencies and educational institutions:
Florida Highway Patrol
Los Angeles Police Department
Department of Justice
United States Atty.’s office
Los Angeles County sheriffs
Broward County sheriffs
Collier County sheriffs
Florida State University
Harvard Law school
Penn State University
Florida State University
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Police Executive Research Forum
I am the CEO of Policeabuse.com, a national organization that investigates and documents alleged police misconduct throughout the United States. Policeabuse.com maintains the only national video database for complaints of police misconduct allegations in the United States.
I have been a licensed private investigator for 25 years and I have conducted numerous investigations in that capacity. I have more than 500 investigations of police misconduct in my experience. I have published editorials in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. As an investigative journalist my stories have received acknowledgements; thus far four Emmy awards and four Edward R. Murrow awards for investigative journalism.
My organization has conducted numerous undercover investigations documenting racial profiling and other misconduct by various law enforcement organizations throughout the United States. Our videos are used by more than 1200 police departments and the DOJ for training. Education I earned a bachelors degree from California Lutheran University and Masters Degree in criminal justice from Penn State University. I have served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida A&M University and Florida State University.