AELE Expert Witness/Litigation Consultant Listing
Name: Charles A. Gruber
Current employer: CAG Consulting
Telephone: (630) 762-1095
(1) Relevant prior and part time employment, with dates:
· Federal Monitor, Oakland California Police Dept., 2003-present. Appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California as part of a team of legal and policing experts to monitor compliance with the negotiated settlement agreement between the City of Oakland, California and private plaintiffs pertaining to pattern and practice claims filed against the Oakland Police Dept.
· U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 2001-present. Consultant and member of DOJ investigation team studying, reporting and recommending remediation to alleged excessive use of force and other civil rights violations by the Cincinnati, Ohio Police Division; the Miami, Florida Police Dept.; the Providence, Rhode Island Police Dept.; and the Schenectady, New York Police Dept.. Investigate the policies, procedures and practices of each of these police agencies to identify strengths and weaknesses of critical aspects of policing practices; Offer recommendations for systemic and/or procedural changes.
· Chief of Police, South Barrington, Illinois 1999-2008
· Chief of Police, Elgin, Illinois 1990-1998
· Chief of Police, Shreveport, Louisiana 1986 – 1990
· Chief of Police, Quincy, Illinois 1976-1986
Instructor, Criminal Justice Program,
Adjunct Professor, Southern Police Institute
(2) Degrees and relevant special training:
(3) Other professional activities, etc.
(4) Retainer information:
Approximate number of times retained by claimant’s counsel: 3
Approximate number of times retained by defense counsel: 11
(5) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of attorneys who may be contacted as references:
321 No. Clark Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60610
841 W. Touhy Ave.
Park Ridge IL 60068
Telephone (800) 763-2802
Law Office of Loevy & Loevy
312 N. May Street #100
Corporation Counsel (Retired)
Village of Hoffman Estates, IL
(6) Publications that contain your paid advertisements (since 1996): N/A
(7) Usual and customary fee: $150 - $250 per hour for review and opinion to counsel; additional for written opinion, sworn affidavit, court testimony
(8) Areas of Expertise and Experience*
Note - Letter codes used in front of the subject mean:
[ T ] Testified in court or at depositions on the subject;
[ R ] Retained as a consultant, but have not testified on the subject.
[ Q ] Qualified to testify or consult on the subject, but have not served as a paid consultant.
(T) Administrative negligence (failure to direct, inadequate supervision)
(T) Agency policies, practices and customs
(T) Deadly force; shooting avoidance and alternative
(T) Employment discrimination (hiring/promotions) or sexual harassment
(T) Insufficient or inadequate training
(T) Psychological screening of employees
(T) Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon
(T) Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment
(T) Vehicle pursuit & emergency response policies & techniques
* Includes cases where I testified as a police official and not as a privately retained expert.
(9) Types of cases you will not accept.
I will review with counsel, however, I am very particular about the cases I accept.
(10) Other information relevant in evaluating your services (publications, awards, achievements, special interests).
• Board of Directors.
Constitution Project. National Committee to Prevent
• Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Professional Standards Committee, 1996-present.
• Professional Advisory Board. Chicago Crime Commission, November 2000-present.
• Board of Directors. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement, 1991-present.
• Authored “A Chief’s Role in Prioritizing Civil Rights,” in Police Chief magazine, published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Volume LXXI, Number 11, November 2004.
• Authored “The Death Penalty: One Chief’s Thoughts,” published in the Law Enforcement Executive Forum by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s Executive Institute, Special Edition, Vol. 4, No. 6, October 2004.
• Hosted bi-monthly WRMN radio program, “Issues in Policing” 1990-1998.
• Appeared on
the WGN, “People to People Show” to discuss Community Oriented Policing and
national media attention (
• Featured in March 1990 issue of Readers’ Digest as subject of a story on American Heroes.
• Appeared on Phil Donahue Show on two occasions and ABCs Last Word in 1982 before an international audience to address questions concerning law enforcement.
• Appeared on
• International Association of Chiefs of Police Civil Rights Award, 1998.
• National League of Cities Community Policing Award, 1997.
• Honorary Member of Crime Prevention Editorial Advisory Board, 1994. Selected for his involvement in crime prevention and significant contributions to the safety and security of the American public.
• Order of Merit
Enforcement Officer of the Year,
• Paul Lynch Award, Caddo Community Action Agency, 1989. Given in memory of an outstanding black judge to the individual who has done the most to promote racial harmony in the community. The first white ever to receive the award.
• 1989 Image Award, given by the Shreveport-Bossier Advertising Federation to the person or event that does the most to promote Shreveport-Bossier to the world in a positive way.
• Boss of the
Year Award, 1984,
• Recognition by
Governor of Illinois for outstanding and dedicated service to the citizens of
• Recognition by Illinois Law Enforcement Commission for outstanding service, 1975.
• Award of
• Jaycee of the Year, Addison Jaycees, 1972.
• Married - three Children.
• Military U.S.M.C. Sgt. E-5, 1964-68
• Health - excellent
• Enjoy golfing