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Greg Meyer

Captain, Los Angeles Police Academy (Ret. 5-31-06)

Current address and affiliation:

Consultant, self-employed – Analysis, Prevention, Litigation Support
1917 Crestshire Drive, Suite G
Glendale, CA 91208

Tel. (562) 715-7497


Internet Website:

1) Relevant prior and part-time employment, with dates:


(2) Degrees and relevant special training:

Leadership in the 21st Century (two years, eight sessions per year, seminar course jointly developed and presented for LAPD management by the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Pepperdine University, and Claremont University).


(3) Other professional activities, etc:


(4) Retainer information:

(5) Names, addresses and telephone numbers of attorneys who may be contacted as references:

Michael P. Stone, Esq. and Muna Busailah, Esq
Stone-Busailah, LLP
200 E. Del Mar, S-350
Pasadena, CA, 91105
(626) 683-5600

Daniel K. Spradlin, Esq.,
Woodruff Spradlin & Smart,
701 So. Parker St., S-8000
Orange, CA 92868-4720
(714) 558-7000

James W. Fritz, Esq.
Assistant City Attorney
20 East Main Street, S-850
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466

Eugene P. Ramirez, Esq. and Mildred K. “Missy” O’Linn, Esq.,
Manning Marder Kass Ellrod & Ramirez, LLP
801 South Figueroa Street, 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 624-6900


(6) Publications that contain your paid advertisement (since 1996):



(7) Usual and customary fee:

$5,000 retainer for preliminary review and case assessment up to 8 hours; $450 per hour for document review, meetings, reports, depositions; plus customary travel, per diem; $3,000 per day or part day in court or hearing; plus time-zone-based flat fees per round-trip outside California.


(8) Areas of Expertise and Experience:

Note - Letter codes used in front of the subject mean:

[T] Agency policies, practices and customs
[T] Batons, flashlights and other impact weapons
[T] Chemical irritants & electrical weapons
[T] Deadly force; shooting avoidance and alternatives
[T] Domestic violence
[R] Employment discrimination (hiring/promotions)
[T] Employee dishonesty investigations
[T] Insufficient or inadequate training
[T] Neck restraints and similar defensive tactics
[T] Positional restraint asphyxia
[T] Prisoner transport, restraints, handcuffing and hog-tying
[T] Racial profiling
[T] Reckless driving
[T] Retention of a known unfit employee or negligent entrustment of a weapon
[T] Search and Seizure
[R] Sexual harassment
[T] Standards for discipline, internal affairs procedures, (in)adequate punishment
[T] Sudden in-custody deaths, excited delirium
[T] SWAT techniques, hostage & barricade situations

(9) Types of cases you will not accept:

Cases beyond my expertise.


(10) Other information relevant in evaluating your services (publications, awards, achievements, special interests):



·        “A Revolution in Use-of-Force Policy and Training?” article, POLICE magazine (March 2016)

·        “Nonlethal weapons revisited: A tactical update,” article, (September 2015)


·        “Improving ECW Tactics and Policies,” article, POLICE magazine (August 2015)


·        “Body Cameras –Keep It Real,” guest editorial, POLICE magazine (June 2015)


·        “Drafting Your Agency’s Body-Worn Camera Policy,” lead article, POLICE magazine body-camera supplement (June 2015)


·        “Digital Video: Working Under the Microscope,” article, POLICE magazine online edition (June 2015)


·        “Unarmed Suspects and ‘Un-brained Media,” guest editorial, POLICE magazine (October 2014)


·        “Tactics and science of TASER deployment,” article, (January 2014)


·        “Lessons from the Onion Field,” article, POLICE Magazine online (March 2013)


·        “Latest Medical Research on TASERs,” article,     (October 2012)


·        “Video Evidence Issues: Conflict and Controversy,” article, (June 2012)


·        “The L.A. Riot – 20 Years Later,” article, POLICE website (April 2012)


·        “Training Crisis,” editorial, ghost-written for the publisher, POLICE magazine (April 2012)


·        “TASER ECW Basics,” article, (November 2011)


·        “Tactical Challenge: Suicidal Person with a Knife,” article,, (June 2011)


·        “PERF Updates Its Electronic Control Weapons Guidelines,” article, (April 2011)


·        “Rodney King: 20 Years Later,” article, (March 2011)


·        “The BART Shooting Tragedy: Lessons to be Learned,” article, (July 2010)


·        “Getting It Off My Chest: TASER’s New Aiming Guidelines,” article, (Oct. 2009)


·        “Why History Makes the Case for Less Lethal,” article, (Sep. 2009)


·        “The UCLA Library Incident—Revisited,” article, (Jun.  2009)

·         “Conducted Energy Weapons: A User’s Perspective,” book chapter for TASER® Electronic Control Devices: Physiology, Pathology, and Law, in collaboration with numerous doctors and medical examiners, a 32-chapter book (published by Springer, March 2009)

·         “TASER Inventor Jack Cover, Rest in Peace,” article, (March 2009)

·        “A Checklist to Enhance Your Nonlethal Weapons Program,” journal article, California Peace Officer, (Fall 2008)

·        “Nonlethal Weapons: The Promise and the Challenge,” journal article, Law Enforcement Executive Forum (July 2008)

·        “Knockdowns in the New Millennium,” article, “Police” magazine, October, 2000; adapted from my lecture to the Urban Alliance on Race Relations conference, “Alternatives to the Use of Lethal Force by Police” in Toronto, Canada in June, 2000

·          “Risk Management at the Front Line,” article, The Law Enforcement Trainer, American Society for Law Enforcement Training (Fall, 2000)

·          “Current Use of Force Issues,” article, The Law Enforcement Trainer, American Society for Law Enforcement Training (Winter, 2000)

·          “Use of Force by Law Enforcement Officers,” chapter requested by Dr. Michael K. Hooper, Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, for the textbook Handbook on Criminal Justice Administration, published September, 2000

·          “40 Minutes in North Hollywood,” follow-up article on the famous LAPD Bank of America shoot-out, Police magazine (June, 1997)

·          “LAPD Faces Urban Warfare in North Hollywood Bank Shoot-Out,” article, Police magazine (April, 1997). (This article was republished as the centerpiece of the LAPD’s 1997 Annual Report.)

·          “Quality Improvement in Law Enforcement,” article, Journal of California Law Enforcement (July, 1996)

·          “Nonlethal Weapons: Empirical Evidence,” article, The Encyclopedia of Police Science, 2nd Edition (1995)

·         “Misguided Use of Force,” opinion article, Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 1994); reprinted under various headlines by the Journal of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training (July/August, 1994), The Journal (Fall 1994), American Police Beat (Nov/Dec 1994), and others                             

·         “Finding a Safe Way to Subdue Violent Suspects,” opinion article, Los Angeles Times (June, 1994); also published other different headlines in Law Enforcement News (May, 1994) and The Thin Blue Line (July, 1994)                        

·         “Rodney King: The Lessons to be Learned,” article, Journal of California Law Enforcement (March, 1994)

·         “The Police Need More Humane Ways to Subdue Resisting Suspects,” opinion article, The Los Angeles Daily Journal (August, 1993)


·          “Nonlethal Weapons,” Defensive Tactics Newsletter (quarterly), seven-part series (January, 1993 through July, 1994)

·         “Nonlethal Weapons vs. Conventional Police Tactics: Assessing Injuries and Liabilities,” article, The Police Chief (August, 1992)

·         “The Sorry State of Police Tactics,” opinion article, distributed by the New York Times Special Features Syndicate; also appeared in Crime Control Digest, Training Aids Digest, and the Los Angeles Daily Journal (May, 1992) 

·         “Nonlethal Weapons: Where Do They Fit?” article, Journal of California Law Enforcement, three-part series (1992)

·          “Nonlethal Weapons vs. Conventional Police Tactics: The Los Angeles Police Department Experience,” master’s thesis (March, 1991)

·         “Watch Commander’s Guide for Control of Disasters and Other Emergencies,” LAPD Tactical Planning Section (1982)

·         Your Nonlethal Weapons Alternatives,” article, Journal of California Law Enforcement; reprinted as the California Specialized Training Institute’s lesson plan on nonlethal weapons (1981)



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