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  1. Sgt. Don Jackson Policeabuse.Com Founder
    Partial Bio
    For more than 30 years I have pioneered groundbreaking investigations into two of the nation’s most pernicious dimensions of policing: Bias-based profiling and the widespread refusal by the police to properly document serious allegations of abuse and egregious misconduct.

    Perhaps my most well-known such investigation was the 1989 test of the Long Beach, California Police Department. In that encounter, while testing profiling among officers for a “Today Show,” broadcast, I was beaten, thrown into a plate glass window and arrested.

    As is often the case in hundreds of similar incidents, the officers falsified their arrest report. However, unlike the many hundreds of police/citizen interactions which are not filmed, this one was captured on video. Hearings were held by a California Assembly Committee that resulted in a change in the law.

    (Ca. Penal code 118.1).

    EDUCATION:

    Masters Degree, Criminal Justice Penn State University

    Bachelors Degree, Criminal Justice California Lutheran University

    Core Services

    Investigation Services (Preliminary or Major Investigations)

    Expert Reports, case review, analysis and expert opinion about police practices and procedures based on experience & recognized police practices and standards.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Hawthorne Police Department; Hawthorne, CA

    Rank at Retirement: Sergeant/Detective

    Performed undercover investigations and all standard duties of a law enforcement officer i.e. engaged in the traffic stops of motorists, investigations, arrests, handcuffing, transporting and processing of individuals. Advanced certificate in Peace Officer Standards and Training and qualified instructor in Police Control Restraint Techniques. Initially launched career with the Ventura County Sheriff Department as a Deputy Sheriff. I enthusiastically served near a decade in law enforcement and security, following the respected footstep of my father a former officer with more than 30 years of dedicated service.

    OTHER EXPERIENCE:

    Adjunct Professor Penn State, State College PA, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, and Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

    Teaching the following subjects:

    Criminal Law & Fundamentals of Criminal Justice (Police Practices and Procedures)

    I have also previously lectured about the Criminal Investigation, Police Complaint Management, Fundamentals of Law Enforcement & Personal Security.

    TRAINING EXPERIENCE:

    Many police agencies have made policy changes as a direct result of my hidden camera investigations with national and local media. Our videotapes and portions of our training materials have been utilized to educate both officers and citizens alike. I have personally conducted training sessions and been a guest lecturer for an array of law enforcement organizations and educational institutions.

    Partial List:

    Harvard Law School

    Police Executive Research Forum

    U.S. Department of Justice

    U.S. Attorney General Office

    Los Angeles County Sheriff

    Broward County Sheriff

    Florida Highway Patrol

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